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16 Feb
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Ohio GOP Wants A Tax Break for Hiring Temps? Give Us a Break!!

Guest Column from Wendy Patton, Policy Matters Ohio Growing use of temporary workers has benefited corporations at the expense of workers, who often earn low wages and have no benefits or job security. Yet instead of trying to help workers ...

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16 Feb
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How Scalia’s Death Affects This Term’s Biggest Supreme Court Cases (I.E. Friedrichs)

Because of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court will likely be left with just eight justices for the rest of its term—four reliable liberals, three reliable conservatives, and one Anthony Kennedy, who leans to the right but ...

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11 Feb
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Ohio Supreme Court Rules For Corporations & Against Workers, Public Safety…. Yet Again

Westerville – In what appears to be a purely political decision, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association regarding the sale of the Lake Erie Correctional Facility in Ashtabula County and the privatization of ...

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10 Feb
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga On New Federal Trade Deficit Data

Columbus, OH – On February 5th the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the national trade deficit had risen to $531.5 billion for 2015, up $23.2 billion or 4.6 percent from 2014. The data indicate that the U.S. trade deficit ...

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05 Feb
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Say Goodbye to Auto Industry Gains? Not If Sen. Sherrod Brown Can Help It

The dust hasn’t even settled on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and we’re already seeing negative effects. American automaker Ford just announced it will withdraw from the Japanese market. Why? Because Japan engages in something called currency manipulation — ...

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01 Feb
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Civil Right & Labor Rights Movement Have A Deep Connection Through A. Philip Randolph

Asa Philip Randolph (April 15, 1889 – May 16, 1979) was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the American labor movement, and socialist political parties. He organized and led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the first predominantly African American labor union. In the early Civil ...

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15 Jan
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Help Sen. Sherrod Brown Protect America’s Manufacturing From TPP

A Special From Senator Sherrod Brown: The auto industry in America just got some great news, maybe the best in a while. Auto sales in the United States in 2015 were higher than ever before. Any Ohio worker can tell ...

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13 Jan
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State Rep. Barbara Sears Seeks To Strip Unemployment Benefits From Workers To Give More Tax Breaks

State Representative Barbara Sears (R-Sylvania) introduced H.B. 394 to address the shortfalls in the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund by proposing to dramatically cut laid off workers’ benefits. After having several meetings with Rep. Sears to discuss this issue, she apparently ...

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12 Jan
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga On Unemployment Compensation Reform Bill, HB 394

Columbus, OH – Today, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement on the unemployment compensation reform bill, HB 394, which received another committee hearing this morning: “This legislation is fundamentally flawed as it seeks to shore up the unemployment ...

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12 Jan
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How to Tell TPP is a Bad Deal

his article originally appeared at The Huffington Post. How do you tell if the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a good deal or a bad one? Consider the recent climate summit agreement in Paris. Nearly 200 countries negotiated the deal, ...

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