Category Archives: News

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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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28 Apr
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Ohio Workers Memorial Day Events Happening Statewide

April 28th is Workers Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember and honor those who have lost their lives on the job in the past year.  In recognition of this solemn occasion, labor groups have planned a number of ...

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24 Apr
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Unionized Scientists March in Protest of Attacks on Science and Jobs

Of all the attacks on our civil society, the attacks on evidence-based science pose perhaps the greatest existential threat. Decisions being made about climate science and environmental protection at this critical time will shape the future of our planet. Advances ...

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18 Apr
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Brown Asks Northeast Ohio Autoworkers What They Want in NAFTA Renegotiation

On April 17, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) convened a roundtable with northeast Ohio workers at the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor in Cleveland to hear from Ohio workers about their priorities as the Administration moves to renegotiate NAFTA. ...

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10 Apr
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Take the #NikeCoverUpChallenge and Demand Justice for Nike Workers

Join United Students Against Sweatshops and activists around the world who want to know—what is Nike trying to hide? Nike, the gargantuan apparel brand that racked in more than $32 billion in revenue in 2016 alone, is dismantling critical protections for ...

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04 Apr
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7 Things You Need to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

By: Kenneth Quinnell SIGN THE PETITION OPPOSING NEIL GORSUCH Update: AFL-CIO sent a letter to Senators opposing Gorsuch’s nomination. Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Soon the U.S. Senate will hold hearings ...

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28 Mar
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Trump Makes It Easier For Construction Companies to Cheat Workers

Justin Miller. March 27, 2017 The president just repealed an Obama executive order to prevent bad employers from getting federal contracts. Next up? The rest of Obama’s labor rules. Republicans may not be adept at health-care legislation, but they are ...

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17 Mar
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Machinists Union Hosts Rally to Stop Right to Work Is Wrong

By John Carr, IAM Eastern Territory Communications Director More than 100 union members, families and representatives braved subfreezing temperatures and strong winds Tuesday at IAM Local 1943 in Middletown, OH to rally against so-called “right to work” proposals. The anti-worker ...

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