Category Archives: News

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08 Dec
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RIP John Glenn: A True American Hero

Today, our country lost a true hero and pioneer. With the passing of John Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the earth and last surviving member of the Mercury 7 mission, the working people of Ohio joins in  ...

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06 Dec
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Same Ol’ Republicans: Speaker Ryan, GOP Remove “Buy American” Provisions

Democrats are calling on President-elect Donald Trump to support a “Buy America” provision in a waterways bill after GOP leadership stripped the language from the measure last week. The last-ditch effort to rally support for the language, which would require ...

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29 Nov
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the Unemployment Compensation Reform Bill Proceedings in the State Legislature

Columbus, OH – As an unemployment compensation reform package is slated for a hearing today in the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement: “Today hundreds of working people will be at the Ohio ...

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25 Nov
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Consumer Protection Bureau Richard Cordray Braces for a Reckoning Under President-Elect Trump

WASHINGTON — Mild-mannered, lawyerly and with a genius for trivia, Richard Cordray is not the sort of guy you picture at the center of Washington’s bitter partisan wars over regulation and consumer safeguards. But there he is, a 57-year-old Buckeye ...

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17 Nov
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Help Stop Ohio GOP From Taking Unemployment Benefits From Workers

When asked what was the most important topic for voters this election season, overwhelmingly the response was economic issues. This sentiment is likely to be in complete contrast with the “Lame Duck” state legislative session, as Republicans in control are ...

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14 Nov
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The Future of Veterans and Workers Under a Trump Presidency

By Will Fischer, Union Veterans Council This article originally appeared in The Hill. Today is Veterans Day. Donald Trump made veterans, trade and jobs the cornerstones of his campaign. Veterans turned out en masse to support his candidacy, and now candidate Trump ...

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10 Nov
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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the 2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump has been elected president. America is a democratic nation, and the voters have spoken. The AFL-CIO accepts the outcome of this election, and offers our congratulations to President-elect Trump. More than anything, this election is an indictment of ...

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BOSTON, 29th Nov, 2015: The Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh endorses Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton at Hard Hats for Hillary, an event where union workers showed their support for the candidate, at Faneuil Hall. (Photo by: Nikita Sampath)
07 Nov
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USW Leo Gerard: Hillary Had My Back

The year 2001, when I became president of the United Steelworkers union and Hillary Clinton took office as a U.S. Senator for New York, was a desperate, terrible time for steelworkers and the steel industry in this country. I turned ...

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27 Oct
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Steelworkers to Rally in Support of Hillary Clinton in Lorain

Workers to call out Trump for his use of Chinese steel in construction projects (Lorain, OH) –  On Friday October 28th, United Steelworkers Local 1104 will hold a rally in support of Hillary Clinton in Lorain.  Members of the local ...

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19 Oct
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Donald Trump’s China steel problem undermines his candidacy for president: Tim Burga (Opinion)

Earlier this month, a report exposing yet another of Donald Trump’s corrupt businesses practices came to light. A Newsweek investigation found that in at least two of his past three construction projects, Trump walked away from opportunities to create and support ...

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