Category Archives: News

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30 Nov
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Slashing benefits won’t fix Ohio’s jobless mess

Commentary by: TIM BURGA http://www.toledoblade.com/Opinion/2015/11/29/Slashing-benefits-won-t-fix-Ohio-s-jobless-mess.html A bill that supporters say would “reform” Ohio’s unemployment compensation system is moving through the General Assembly. The measure is horribly misconceived; if it becomes law, it will undermine the intended function of the entire ...

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19 Nov
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AFL-CIO Files Shareholder Proposals to Ban Wall Street ‘Government Service Golden Parachutes’

The AFL-CIO Office of Investment submitted a new round of shareholder proposals urging six of the largest Wall Street banks to ban special compensation packages for banking executives who leave for government positions. The proposals address the controversial practice of ...

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16 Nov
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Sign Petition To Stop Billionaire, Right-Wing Extremists From Attacking Working People

Right-wing billionaires like the Koch Brothers are pushing a Supreme Court case called Friedrichs v California Teachers Association that could make it much more difficult for public service workers to come together, speak up, and get ahead. This could have ...

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chester-county-unemployment-attorney
12 Nov
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House Bill 394 looks to reduce unemployment benefits & expand the definition of “just firing”

From Policy Matters Ohio State Rep. Barbara Sears yesterday introduced legislation, House Bill 394, that would drastically overhaul Ohio’s unemployment compensation (UC) system. The bill would dramatically reduce benefits and create new hurdles to get them in the first place. ...

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11 Nov
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Don’t Let Special Interests Break Our Promise to America’s Veterans

This post originally appeared at AFGE. Some elected officials and organizations, including the misleadingly named Koch brothers-funded front group Concerned Veterans for America, have bashed the Department of Veterans Affairs at every opportunity. The problem with these people is their ultimate ...

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11 Nov
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Pending Unemployment Compensation Legislation

Columbus, OH – Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement on the unemployment compensation reform bill, House Bill 394, introduced today by State Representative Barbara Sears. “The unemployment compensation reform legislation introduced today is an incredibly imbalanced approach ...

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Ohio Democratic Party Voted To Oppose Fast Track of TPP.
09 Nov
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‘The Hardworking Families of the AFL-CIO Will Join with Our Allies to Defeat the TPP,’ says Trumka

By: Jackie Tortora, AFL-CIO After the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was released, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement: After six long years, the secrecy is over. The public finally has a chance to scrutinize the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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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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