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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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09 Sep
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Washington state court finds charter schools unconstitutional

According to a Washington Port article, public schools had a major victory as Washington State became the first state to rule taxpayer-funded charter schools are unconstitutional. In its 6-3 decision last week, the state supreme court struck down the law ...

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04 Sep
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A Labor Day Message from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Signed into law in 1935 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the NLRA gave working people the opportunity to speak up together for better wages and working conditions.   ...

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28 Aug
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AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka: NLRB Joint Employer Decision Reflects True Nature of Today’s Economy

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board decision on Browning-Ferris Industries of Pennsylvania, Inc.: This decision may very well signal the beginning of the end of outdated laws that fail to address an economic structure ...

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26 Aug
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Ohio AFL-CIO Legislative Newsletter Available: Fast Track of Trans-Pacific Partnership Not Over

After months of fighting back against the “Fast Track” of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Congressional Republicans were able to pull some last-minute legislative and political maneuvering to get the package passed by the narrowest of margins. The sheer volume of actions, ...

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24 Aug
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Over 3,000 Working People #DefendTheDream in Columbus

Over 3000 working people across Ohio and neighboring states descended on Columbus, Ohio to rally and march because corporate CEOs like the Billionaire Koch brothers have put out economy out of balance. Tagged the #DefendTheDream rally, average people assembled not ...

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19 Aug
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Ohio AFL-CIO and Allies to Hold Rally to Defend the Real American Dream

Working people to speak up together against harmful agenda of billionaire-funded group Hundreds of working people from across Ohio will descend upon the planned Americans for Prosperity conference in Columbus on Friday to protest the harmful agenda that the billionaire-funded ...

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14 Aug
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It’s time for a big push for labor to organize

We are at an economic crossroads. The economy is finally humming along, but we’re seeing increasingly terrible working conditions, at both the high and low ends of the income ladder. The economic problem of this generation in the United States ...

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22 Jul
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Rally To #DefendTheDream & Spread the Word #RightToWorkIsWrong

Workers, retirees and those shut out of an economy that is only working for the 1% are needed to DOWNLOAD THE FLYER, attend and help build a crowd for a Workers’ Rally in Columbus, OH on the morning of Friday, ...

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