Category Archives: News

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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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28 Jul
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Join Us For The Ohio AFL-CIO Statewide Canvass Walks & Phone Banks

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22 Jul
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Cleveland’s finest hour was Donald Trump’s darkest: Brent Larkin

It was a fitting and frightening conclusion to one of the most chaotic and tumultuous conventions of the modern era. Like everything else about the man, the Trump brand is a fraud. He brags about running a quality organization, but ...

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16 Jul
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On RNC Weekend in Cleveland, AFL-CIO to Conduct Canvass of Area Working People to Discuss Donald Trump and His Hypocritical Record on Trade

On Saturday morning, the AFL-CIO will be running a canvass of Cleveland area voters to discuss Donald Trump’s hypocritical record on trade.  The canvass will be launched from PJ McIntyre’s, a union pub and restaurant in one of Cleveland’s many ...

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14 Jul
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OFT’s Melissa Cropper commentary: Public schools, educators deserve more support

As Appeared In The Columbus Dispatch Last week, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a study entitled Evaluation of Ohio’s Ed Choice Scholarship Program. As stated in the forward to the report, the study concluded that students who choose to ...

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11 Jul
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Sen. Rob Portman Has Voted “YES!” On 14 Bad Trade Deals

No Ohioan has been more supportive of trade deals that ship jobs overseas than Rob Portman. As Innovation Ohio’s recent report notes, Portman has supported all 14 trade-related deals that have come across his desk during his time in Congress ...

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11 Jul
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Working People at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City Strike Decent Wages and Benefits

Working people at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, walked off the job on Friday, launching a strike against the greedy actions of billionaire Carl Icahn, the current owner of the casino. Workers at other Atlantic City ...

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