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19 Oct
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Union calls for immediate halt to practices that left female Correction Officer alone with inmates

The union representing the majority of employees who work in Ohio’s state prison are crying foul today after a female Correction Officer was taken hostage on Sunday morning at Mansfield Correctional Institution (ManCI). Leaders of the Ohio Civil Service Employees ...

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08 Oct
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Burga to Boston Globe: After each one of these so-called free trade deals, we’ve been losing manufacturing jobs,.”

Ohio, a key swing state, has lost more than 320,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, said Tim Burga, president of Ohio AFL-CIO. He said the union will back only a presidential candidate who supports American workers. “After each one of these ...

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05 Oct
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Watch Ed Schultz’s Keynote Address before AFL-CIO Members in Youngstown, OH

Ed Shultz appeared Oct. 2 in Youngstown, Ohio to give the keynote address to AFL-CIO members. Ed spoke about the importance of organized labor, public education, the upcoming election, healthcare, and the issues specific to the citizens of Ohio. Watch ...

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Demonstrators stage a protest near the U.S. Supreme Court building, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. Under the banner 'Occupy the Courts,' organizers expect thousands of people to rally on Friday at 150 courthouses to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that protesters say allows unlimited corporate campaign donations. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2WKZP
29 Sep
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Bloomberg Poll: 78% Of Americans, Reps, Dems and Inds, Oppose Citizens United!

In a new Bloomberg Politics national poll, 78 percent of those responding said the Citizens United ruling should be overturned, compared with 17 percent who called it a good decision. Read the full article. “Wow. Wow. I’m stunned,” said David ...

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24 Sep
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“Right To Work” Is Wrong Being Introduced Next Month By Extremists In Ohio House

By D.C. DeWitt, Plunderbund In a letter to colleagues Wednesday, Brinkman asked for co-sponsors to private sector ‘right-to-work’ legislation he said he would soon be introducing. He noted that neighboring states Michigan and Indiana have already served this hemlock to ...

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Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga joins Louisville, OH USW members on the picket line.
23 Sep
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Lockout of US steelworkers at ATI enters sixth week

By Evan Winters 21 September 2015 The lockout of 2,200 steelworkers by Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) at 12 mills in six states has entered its sixth week. ATI locked out workers on August 14 after rebuffing offers by the United ...

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22 Sep
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Pope Francis: a Leader Supporting the Rights of Working People

Pope Francis is visiting the United States this week. His message is quite supportive of the rights of working people throughout the world. Below are articles and videos of interest before his visit to Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. Pope’s ...

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16 Sep
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Latinos at the Forefront of Advancing Workers’ Rights

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the countless contributions of Latinos to our nation. It is also a time to evaluate the challenges that they face. Today, as ...

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16 Sep
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OHIO AFL-CIO ENDORSES ISSUE 1

Constitutional amendment for fair redistricting is a needed and long-overdue step The Ohio AFL-CIO announced today, Sept. 16, 2015, that it has endorsed State Issue 1, the constitutional amendment on redistricting that will appear on statewide ballots this fall. “The ...

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11 Sep
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Millions of Dollars in New Department of Labor Grants Support Apprenticeship Programs

Last week, the US Department of Labor announced the award of $5 million in grants to support registered apprenticeship programs across the country.  As part of the grant award, Ohio workers will benefit from the Industrial Manufacturing Technician (IMT) hybrid ...

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