Category Archives: News

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01 Sep
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Labor Leaders Finish Six-City Tour Denouncing Trump, Supporting Clinton

By Mike Gillis / AFL-CIO In the weeks leading up to Labor Day, a group of prominent Ohio labor leaders conducted a tour of press conferences around the state to discuss the presidential candidates in the 2016 elections. “There is ...

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29 Aug
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New Rule From Obama Will Punish Contractors Who Cheat Or Endanger Workers

With its time in the White House winding down, the Obama administration plans to add yet another executive order to its list on Wednesday ― one that will bar companies from receiving federal contracts if they recently violated labor laws. ...

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burgapress2
23 Aug
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Toledo Blade: Labor leaders in Toledo pick Clinton over Trump

A group of Ohio labor leaders denounced Donald Trump Monday as divisive, offensive, and an all-around bad choice for working Americans. “This is a time clear and steady leadership is needed to unify the county,” Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga ...

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15 Aug
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Donald Trump’s Visit to Youngstown

Today, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to Youngstown, Ohio to deliver a speech focused on foreign policy.  In response to the event, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement: “Thus far in Donald Trump’s career, the only ...

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11 Aug
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Trump’s VP Candidate Pence: “I was for ALEC before it was cool.”

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Four state lawmakers want Indiana taxpayers to pay for their trip to a private function, I-Team 8 has learned. The lawmakers were among hundreds of legislators, lobbyists and corporate members attending last month’s annual conference of the American ...

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10 Aug
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AFL-CIO’s Fischer on Veterans’ Issues: “Someone’s record doesn’t always match that rhetoric, and Rob Portman is a great example of that.”

In a swing through Toledo on Tuesday, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland outlined why he should emerge victorious in his campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio). Mr. Strickland met with The Blade’s editorial board and participated in ...

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08 Aug
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Columbus Dispatch: AFL-CIO comes to Strickland’s aid amid defections to Portman

By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch With some unions defecting to Republican U.S. Sen Ron Portman, Ohio’s largest labor union and its allies pushed back this morning on behalf of Democrat Ted Strickland. “Ted Strickland has been with us in ...

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04 Aug
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Working For Our Future: Young Worker Townhall

For young working people, this is their moment. Millennials can swing the outcome of the Presidential elections in: Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada. That’s HUGE! Yes, you read that right. MILLENNIALS can ...

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03 Aug
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AFL-CIO Commits to Mobilizing Millions of Women in 2016

Statement by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler on the AFL-CIO Executive Council’s Working Women Economic Agenda: Women make up more than half of the U.S. electorate, and we vote at higher rates than men. From now until November, the AFL-CIO ...

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02 Aug
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on Anniversary of CAFTA Trade Agreement Being Signed into Law

Today is the 11th anniversary of the CAFTA trade agreement being signed into law by President George W. Bush.  On this occasion, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement: “The CAFTA trade agreement is just one of several ...

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