Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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19 Dec
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We Shouldn’t Forget: John Glenn Was Also The “Right Stuff” For Working People

By:  William A. Burga, Past President, Ohio AFL-CIO In all that is, and has been, written about John Glenn and his remarkable life, the one area that has not been fully explored is his support for working people and unions ...

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19 Dec
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USW Pres. Gerard: Coming Soon – American Made Battle of the Heavyweights

As appeared in The Huffington Post Virtually every time President-elect Donald Trump performs in cities across America on his thank you tour, he mentions, to grand applause, his preference for Made in America. He describes his plan to create jobs ...

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15 Dec
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Policy Matters Report: Ohio lost more than 3,000 educators in the decade before ending minimum staffing requirements

Policy Matters report finds loss of “5 of 8 rule” will further harm students New research from Policy Matters Ohio shows last year’s controversial elimination of the “5 of 8” rule further strains the state’s already stressed public school system. ...

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09 Dec
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Trump’s DOL Pick Not A Friend To Working People

Donald Trump campaigned that he was going to look out for the working class while taking on corporate greed. There was plenty of evidence why we didn’t believe him and it hasn’t taken long for the President-elect to show his ...

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08 Dec
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RIP John Glenn: A True American Hero

Today, our country lost a true hero and pioneer. With the passing of John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the earth and last surviving member of the Mercury 7 mission, the working people of Ohio joins in  ...

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06 Dec
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Same Ol’ Republicans: Speaker Ryan, GOP Remove “Buy American” Provisions

Democrats are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to support a “Buy America” provision in a waterways bill after GOP leadership stripped the language from the measure last week. The last-ditch effort to rally support for the language, which would require ...

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29 Nov
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the Unemployment Compensation Reform Bill Proceedings in the State Legislature

Columbus, OH – As an unemployment compensation reform package is slated for a hearing today in the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement: “Today hundreds of working people will be at the Ohio ...

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25 Nov
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Consumer Protection Bureau Richard Cordray Braces for a Reckoning Under President-Elect Trump

WASHINGTON — Mild-mannered, lawyerly and with a genius for trivia, Richard Cordray is not the sort of guy you picture at the center of Washington’s bitter partisan wars over regulation and consumer safeguards. But there he is, a 57-year-old Buckeye ...

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17 Nov
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Help Stop Ohio GOP From Taking Unemployment Benefits From Workers

When asked what was the most important topic for voters this election season, overwhelmingly the response was economic issues. This sentiment is likely to be in complete contrast with the “Lame Duck” state legislative session, as Republicans in control are ...

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14 Nov
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The Future of Veterans and Workers Under a Trump Presidency

By Will Fischer, Union Veterans Council This article originally appeared in The Hill. Today is Veterans Day. Donald Trump made veterans, trade and jobs the cornerstones of his campaign. Veterans turned out en masse to support his candidacy, and now candidate Trump ...

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