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15 Apr
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Nick Hanauer “Rich people don’t create jobs”

“So ladies and gentlemen, here’s an idea worth spreading, in a capitalist economy, the true job creators are middle-class consumers. and taxing the rich to make investments to make the middle-class grow and thrive is the single shrewdist thing we ...

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13 Apr
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Ohio Democratic Party Officially Opposed #FastTrack of #TPP

The Ohio Democratic Party Central Committee officially opposed the Fast Track of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Saturday, April 11 with a unanimous vote. Ohio AFL-CIO Tim Burga introduced the resolution because Ohio has been decimated by bad trade ...
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09 Apr
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the release of The United States of Trade Report from the Department of Commerce

Today, The US Department of Commerce released a new report, United States of Trade, which is designed to make the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.   In response to that report, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following ...

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Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks in Toledo, OH on stopping Fast Track of TPP
31 Mar
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Packed Houses in Toledo, Warren Push Back on “Fast Track” of TPP

A packed house in Toledo of over 300 union members, elected officials, and community partners rallied with US Senator Sherrod Brown, US Representative Marcy Kaptur, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga, and United Auto Workers District 2-B Director Ken Lortz  against ...

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30 Mar
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NEXT UP.. Young Workers Embrace The Movement

Ohio was well represented at the 2015 AFL-CIO NextUp Summit last weekend in Chicago. Over 1,000 young workers, union activists, and community partners from over 40 states and Puerto Rico, representing every sector of labor, attended the conference March 19th-22nd. ...

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27 Mar
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Urge Gov. Kasich To Veto More Voter Suppression in Ohio

Extreme Republicans in the Ohio Legislature are at it again. Over the last two sessions, Republicans in the Statehouse have slowly been chipping away at Ohioans right to vote and this latest move in the Transportation Budget continues that assault. ...

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Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga speaks on Fast Track of TPP.
26 Mar
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Columbus Forum First of Many To Stop Fast Track of TPP

Wednesday, March 25 was the date for a public town hall meeting that focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the effort by Big Business and others to push it through Congress by a “fast track” process, which means members of ...

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20 Mar
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Flawed Trade Deals Will Tarnish Obama’s Pro-Jobs Legacy, Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Burga Stands Up For Workers

From AFL-CIO Blog Editor’s Note: In Cleveland yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a major address on the economy, jobs, manufacturing, trade and Fast Track. Here’s Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga’s response. President Obama has enacted policies that have benefited Ohio’s economy ...

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19 Mar
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Join Sen. Sherrod Brown, OH AFL-CIO Pres. Tim Burga To Stop “Fast Track” of TPP

Congress is pushing legislation right now that would “Fast Track” the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a secretive agreement negotiated behind closed doors by government bureaucrats and more than 600 corporate lobbyists. It threatens everything you care about: democracy, jobs, the environment, ...

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16 Mar
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’15 Ohio Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Dinner Biggest Yet

“Nobody does it like Ohio.” That statement was made several times on Friday, March 13, 2015 as the Ohio AFL-CIO hosted it’s 3rd Annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Dinner at the UA Local 189 Hall in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 500 ...

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