Category Archives: News

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02 Jun
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Show Us The Text! Show Us The Jobs! #TPP

AFL-CIO Press Conference Ends with TPP Critics Being Locked Out of USTR New AFL-CIO ‘Show Us the Text, Show Us the Jobs’ Banner Displayed (Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 2) – Today, under the backdrop of a huge “Show Us the ...

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01 Jun
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Statement by Tri-County AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer David E. Prentice on Summit County Council Resolution Against Fast Track/TPP

AKRON, OH – On Monday June 1st, The Summit County Council unanimously passed a resolution in opposition to “fast track” legislation currently before Congress.  “Fast track” legislation will give the Obama Administration authority to negotiate terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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28 May
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Help Restore Collective Bargaining Rights for Child Care Workers

On May 22, 2015, by Executive Order Governor Kasich announced that he has rescinded the collective bargaining rights of in-home child care providers and members of AFSCME/Council 8. Early childhood development is a pressing need in Ohio. Ohio’s licensed Child ...

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Ohio Democratic Party Voted To Oppose Fast Track of TPP.
23 May
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Senate Votes Against US Workers, Passes TPP

Late yesterday (May 22, 2015), Senator Rob Portman was clear whose side he is on, and it is not the Ohio worker. Senator Portman voted to “Fast-Track” another trade deal, this time it is the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, ...

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21 May
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Los Angeles’ minimum wage on track to go up to $15 by 2020

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, joining a trend sweeping cities across the country as elected leaders seek to boost stagnating pay for workers on the ...

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13 May
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Ohio’s CEOs Paid 294 Times More Than Average Worker, Largest Pay Increase Since Financial Crisis

2015 Executive PayWatch report highlights growing inequality crisis www.PayWatch.org May 13, 2015 – According to the AFL-CIO’s annual Executive PayWatch report, Ohio S&P 500 CEOs made an average of $11,576,760 in 2014 – 294 times more than the average worker, ...

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12 May
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Ohio Communities Speaking Out Against a “Fast Tracked” TPP

  All politics is local, and so are the detrimental effects of fast track trade negotiations. Columbus, OH – Today, the Ohio AFL-CIO released a list of various Ohio mayors, city councils and county commissions that have indicated their opposition ...

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07 May
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FLOC Members & Activists March on Reynolds American May 7, 2015!

On May 7th, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO including two buses from Ohio, marched with members and allies at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting to call on the company to sign an agreement with FLOC guaranteeing freedom of association to ...

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06 May
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Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Burga to Ed Schulz: Workers Will Be Hurt By the TPP

On the Tuesday, May 5 Podcast, Ed was joined by Con. Tim Ryan, D-OH, and Ohio’s AFL-CIO President Tim Burga to discuss how workers will be affected if Congress approves Fast-Track and ultimately the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Listen to podcast here.

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Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga speaks on Fast Track of TPP.
01 May
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American workers deserve a trade deal negotiated in public: Tim Burga

From Cleveland Plain Dealer As Congress gets closer to a vote on approving “fast track” trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, it is important to look at the arguments put forth in favor of the procedure and how the ...

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