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10 Jul
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Trump administration backs away from Obama overtime rule

  by Julia Horowitz   @juliakhorowitz Here’s why we get overtime pay The Trump administration is wading into the battle over overtime pay. The Justice Department will not defend an Obama-era rule that would make workers automatically eligible for overtime ...

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Gary Hefner, local union chapter 182 president, is seen Saturday, Feb. 22, 1997, standing in front of signs he put up after General Electric closed its plant in Hickory, N.C., and moved it to Mexico. Hefner, who worked at the plant making electrical transformers for 30 years, blames his job loss on the North American Free Trade Agreement. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
30 Jun
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Labor Union Leaders Weigh In on NAFTA Renegotiation

By Tyrone Richardson, Bloomberg AFL-CIO officials and other labor advocates June 28 floated some marching orders for U.S. trade representatives as they start renegotiating the NAFTA trade pact later this year. Working families could benefit “from a renegotiated deal that ...

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29 Jun
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It’s Not A Healthcare Bill, It’s $250,000 For the Super Rich!

Thanks to you and thousands of other concerned Ohioans, Senator Rob Portman joined Senator Sherrod Brown in opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, or the Senate version of “Trumpcare.” While Sen. Brown has been leading the charge against ...

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27 Jun
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What You Need to Know About the Senate Health Care Bill

Jackie Tortora, June 23, 2017 This week, Senate Republicans unveiled their vision for health care in America. We won’t spend much time going over numbers and percentages (you can read that here), but here is what you need to know right now ...

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05 Jun
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Could Your Old Boss Keep You from Getting a New Job? In states like Ohio, it’s YES!

Jeremy Sprinkle June 2, 2017 Non-compete agreements and their increasing use by employers in low-wage and skilled trades industries was the topic of discussion on Wednesday, when the North Carolina State AFL-CIO held its first-ever Facebook Live chat with experts ...

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19 May
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Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Plan To Fix NAFTA

This month, Brown sent Trump a four-point plan for securing the best deal for American workers in renegotiating NAFTA. “Today we are one step closer to providing long overdue relief for Ohioans hurt by NAFTA,” said Brown. “I’ve been clear ...

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15 May
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Trump might put a professional union-buster on board intended to protect workers’ right to organize

Donald Trump likes to occasionally pretend he doesn’t 100 percent hate unions, usually by spending time with the relatively friendly building trades unions. But for anyone tempted to believe that, check out one of the people on his short list ...

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12 May
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Columbus Dispatch Editorial: Mandel pledge quickly backfires

Josh Mandel has had an inauspicious start in his second run for U.S. Senate. Only last week, his own Republican party leadership added an amendment to the state budget to restrain his advertising budget and prevent him from again spending ...

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09 May
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Ohio CEOs Paid 290 Times More Than the Average Rank-and-File Worker

2017 Executive PayWatch report highlights corporate pay inequality in Ohio and across the country www.PayWatch.org CEO pay for major Ohio companies continues to be egregiously inflated when compared to the wages of the average worker in the state, according to ...

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05 May
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Dispatch Editorial: Mandel earned GOP smackdown

It’s embarrassing when a state officeholder has to be stopped from abusing taxpayer funds with a measure inserted into state law, by his leaders of his own political party, in a public smackdown. The budget passed by the House this ...

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