Category Archives: News

goptax
02 Dec
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on U.S. Senate Passage of the Tax Reform Bill

Early this morning, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the tax reform bill.  In response to that development, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga released the following statement: “Last year, Donald Trump and Rob Portman both ran as candidates that ...

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02 Dec
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Fewer companies in compliance with Ohio tax incentive programs

Fewer companies are holding up their end up of the deals they have struck with the state of Ohio for financial incentives they have received in return for creating and retaining jobs. Among the companies found not to be in ...

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FLOC1
21 Nov
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Mexican Farm Workers Win Historic FLOC-Backed Strike

Berry Craig, AFL-CIO November 20, 2017 Kentucky farmers who hire migrant workers aren’t always happy to see Stephen Bartlett. So the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s Bluegrass State organizer enjoys telling a story about a Green County tobacco grower. “After organizing ...

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hire local
06 Nov
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Hiring Agreement Calls For More Local Workers, Apprenticeship Programs

By Steve Brown • Oct 31, 2017 Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther’s administration is testing a new arrangement with a construction union to use more local workers to build a new fire station. The mayor’s office says the Community Benefits Agreement ...

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Defendrally1
02 Nov
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Unions Are Cool!

Rick Paulas, VICE I heard this joke on a tour of an old Oakland theater: The guide was talking about how, after a renovation, workers carried a bulky, antique couch up two flights of stairs. “They said it used to ...

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24 Oct
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“All of Us or None of Us”

Today, more than 1,200 union delegates and convention attendees joined together in St. Louis for the first day of the AFL-CIO 2017 Convention. Here are some of the key moments from the AFL-CIO Convention in St. Louis. The convention delegates unanimously re-elected ...

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24 Oct
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We Are the American Labor Movement, and We Will Not Be Denied

Here are key excerpts from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka’s opening remarks from the 2017 AFL-CIO Convention: Brothers and sisters, St. Louis is a historical gateway to the American frontier, in many ways to the American Dream—many unionists trace their roots ...

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unionsportsmens
18 Oct
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Union Volunteers Revitalize Dayton, Ohio’s Lakeside Lake

Written by: Kate Nation, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley joined the Ohio AFL-CIO, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and local volunteers and community leaders on the shore of West Dayton’s Lakeside Lake on October 11, to celebrate recent ...

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18 Oct
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OHIO AFL-CIO Endorses Sherrod Brown For Re-Election To Senate

Burga cites Brown’s firm stances on trade, freedoms for working people as impetus for unanimous vote.   The executive board of the Ohio AFL-CIO announced today that it has unanimously voted to endorse Senator Sherrod Brown as he seeks re-election ...

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Supreme-Court
28 Sep
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Supreme Court again will consider mandatory fees to public-employee unions

With a conservative majority back in place, the Supreme Court on Thursday announced it will once again hear a challenge to the required payment of fees to public-employee unions, an important but controversial tool for the American labor movement. Some ...

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