Category Archives: News

kathy_setian
24 Apr
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Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat. Decisions being made about climate science and environmental protection at this critical time will shape the future of our planet. Advances ...

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NAFTA meeting
18 Apr
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Brown Asks Northeast Ohio Autoworkers What They Want in NAFTA Renegotiation

On April 17, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) convened a roundtable with northeast Ohio workers at the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor in Cleveland to hear from Ohio workers about their priorities as the Administration moves to renegotiate NAFTA. ...

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nike
10 Apr
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Take the #NikeCoverUpChallenge and Demand Justice for Nike Workers

Join United Students Against Sweatshops and activists around the world who want to know—what is Nike trying to hide? Nike, the gargantuan apparel brand that racked in more than $32 billion in revenue in 2016 alone, is dismantling critical protections for ...

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04 Apr
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7 Things You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

By: Kenneth Quinnell SIGN THE PETITION OPPOSING NEIL GORSUCH Update: AFL-CIO sent a letter to Senators opposing Gorsuch’s nomination. Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Soon the U.S. Senate will hold hearings ...

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workerrights-federal-contractors
28 Mar
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Trump Makes It Easier For Construction Companies to Cheat Workers

Justin Miller. March 27, 2017 The president just repealed an Obama executive order to prevent bad employers from getting federal contracts. Next up? The rest of Obama’s labor rules. Republicans may not be adept at health-care legislation, but they are ...

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timmiddletownrally
17 Mar
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Machinists Union Hosts Rally to Stop Right to Work Is Wrong

By John Carr, IAM Eastern Territory Communications Director More than 100 union members, families and representatives braved subfreezing temperatures and strong winds Tuesday at IAM Local 1943 in Middletown, OH to rally against so-called “right to work” proposals. The anti-worker ...

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sherrod copy
13 Mar
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Trump’s broken promises on infrastructure

From Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Let’s get right to the point — President Trump has broken his promise to American steelworkers. It’s not the first of Trump’s broken promises to American workers. The President is currently being sued by electricians ...

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Zombie RTW
08 Mar
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Zombie Law: Right To Work Is Wrong Never Dies!

We may as well refer to Right To Work Is Wrong as the zombie law, because no matter how many times we kill it, it keeps coming back to destroy the middle class. Extreme Republican lawmakers in Columbus continue to ...

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03 Mar
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Senator Sherrod Brown’s Speech in Columbus, Ohio

On Friday March 3rd, United States Senator Sherrod Brown delivered a speech in Columbus, Ohio on restoring the dignity of work.  In response to that speech, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement: “I commend Senator Brown for ...

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02 Mar
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Senator Schiavoni Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Improve Water Quality, Create Jobs

COLUMBUS – Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D–Boardman) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 4 (SJR 4), a bipartisan resolution to address water quality issues throughout Ohio. The resolution would permit the state to issue bonds for sewer and water capital improvements for ...

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