Author Archives: Jason Perlman

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01 Jun
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Veterans To Trump: We’re Not For Sale & Not Your Political Props

By Doug Cunningham New York veterans with the #VetsVsHate movement and VoteVets went to Trump Tower in New York City Tuesday to protest Donald Trump’s claims of fundraising for veterans groups. The vets says Trump has been evasive and dishonest ...

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31 May
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Cleveland Plain Dealer: AFL-CIO unleashes attack on Donald Trump

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Organized labor is launching an attack on Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: Dangerous. Divisive. Unfit to be president,” reads the headline on fliers the Ohio AFL-CIO will begin circulating among 2,200 local unions this week. Trump, the presumptive ...

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23 May
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Paul Krugman: Obama’s War on Inequality

There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Obama has accomplished ...

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19 May
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Speak up for stronger overtime protections

A Special Message from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga Yesterday, I had the privilege, along with Secretary/Treasurer Petee Talley, Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper and Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighter’s President Mark Sanders, to join Vice President ...

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18 May
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Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Burga, Sec-Treas. Talley Join VP Biden On Historic Pro-Worker Announcement

On Wednesday May 18th, Vice President Joe Biden, along with Senator Sherrod Brown and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, announced a new and final rule on overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor. On this occasion, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga ...

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12 May
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Dayton-Phoenix Plant to Receive New Apprenticeship Grant

Program at locomotive parts manufacturer is first in Ohio to receive new funds to foster advancement in worker skills A new grant to fund an Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship (IMT) program will be awarded on Monday to the Dayton-Phoenix Group, Dayton plant.  ...

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11 May
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Did WV Legislature Botch the “Right-to-Work Is Wrong” Law, the Prize Achievement of Republican Lawmakers

Conservatives in the 2016 Legislature may have stampeded too quickly — borrowing language from other states — and thus botched the right-to-work law that was the prize achievement of Republican lawmakers. That’s the legal argument of the state AFL-CIO, which ...

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04 May
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Former Dayton Delphi workers, AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler slam trade deal

From Dayton Daily News Moraine — Adding their voices to a growing chorus that is skeptical of global trade deals, former Delphi workers gathered at the site of a former auto plant Tuesday to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The industrial ...

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02 May
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National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler to Join State, Local Labor Leaders and Area Working Women for Panel Discussion: “What Working Women Want the Republican Nominee to Know”

In advance of RNC in Cleveland this summer, women’s vote will matter National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will join Ohio AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Petee Talley and North Shore (Cleveland) AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Harriet Applegate for a panel discussion entitled “What Working ...

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02 May
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National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Working Women

Topics to include fair pay, paid leave and fair scheduling.  National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will join Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown for a roundtable discussion on working women and the most pressing public policy issues at the local, state ...

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