Category Archives: News

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14 Feb
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How Trump’s Retirement Advice Executive Order Could Affect Your Retirement

02/08/2017 Shaun O’Brien This past Friday, President Donald Trump ordered the Department of Labor to reconsider the Obama administration’s retirement savings protections due to begin taking effect in April, with an eye toward revising or completely eliminating them. Remember, these protections are based on two core ...

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13 Feb
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Rest In Peace Brother Horton: Retired Elyria firefighter killed in car crash

Two people, one a retired Elyria firefighter, were killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash, and State Highway Patrol troopers believe drugs and phone use are factors. Mark Horton, 64, of Sheffield Township, and Cody Wallace, 21, of New London both died in ...

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07 Feb
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Veterans of Obama’s Labor Department Look Ahead in Anguish

 Justin Miller is a writing fellow for The American Prospect. Follow @by_jmiller The Department of Labor during President Obama’s second term was the epicenter of a domestic policy agenda aimed at helping working families. Shepherding that agenda in the face of ...

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06 Feb
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Right to Work Is Wrong for Your Family—Whether You Are Union or Not. Here’s Why

This post originally appeared at Medium. I spent 36 years working at the Bridgestone Tire plant in Oklahoma City. The work was hard but rewarding. It afforded me the opportunity to provide for my family, always ensure there was enough ...

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30 Jan
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Sen. Sherrod Brown Unveils Blueprint for Repairing Nation’s Infrastructure, Creating Jobs

Plan would Apply “Buy America” to Taxpayer-Funded Public Works, Infrastructure Projects WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today outlined Ohio infrastructure priorities as he joined his Senate colleagues in releasing a framework for rebuilding and repairing the nation’s ...

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23 Jan
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AFL-CIO, House Dems pledge to help Trump in push to rework NAFTA

House Democrats joined Big Labor on Tuesday in voicing support for Donald Trump’s push to renegotiate NAFTA and other trade deals — while also vowing to hold the incoming Republican president to that campaign promise. “Trump said he wants to ...

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10 Jan
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Worker Attacks Start: West Chester’s 2017 priority is Right to Work

Denise G. Callahan, Staff Writer, Journal-News West Chester Twp. trustees are introducing some new project for the growing township to tackle in 2017. West Chester Twp.’s staff and its legal counsel are working on a resolution that will establish the ...

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03 Jan
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Trump’s Treasury Pick Excelled at Kicking Elderly People Out of Their Homes

Paul Kiel and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica  In 2015, OneWest Bank moved to foreclose on John Yang, an 80-year-old Korean immigrant living in Orange Park, Florida, a small suburb of Jacksonville. The bank believed he wasn’t living in his home, violating ...

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30 Dec
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In Memory of David Lee Caldwell: RIP Brother, You Will Be Missed

In Memory of David Lee Caldwell December 4, 1951 – December 26, 2016 David Lee Caldwell, 65, of Pataskala, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Grant Medical Center. He was born on December 4, 1951 in Columbus, ...

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27 Dec
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6 Ways We Could Improve NAFTA for Working People

Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO For years we’ve talked about the shortcomings of the North American Free Trade Agreement (we even released this detailed report on its 20th anniversary) and how trade deals created behind closed doors with corporate CEOs harm working people. ...

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