Category Archives: News

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06 Jun
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Former Gov. Ted Strickland: Protecting steelworkers must be a priority

By Former Gov. Ted Strickland as Appeared in Canton Respistory Posted Jun. 4, 2016 at 9:28 AM Growing up, my father worked in a steel mill in New Boston. It was hard work, but it was good work. It was ...

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03 Jun
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AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka To Kick Off Labor 2016 Campaign June 11 with Eight Canvass Locations

This year is becoming an historic election year and Ohio’s working people need your help to stop the extreme right-wing attacks on working families. On June 11, we will be holding walks across the state to begin the education process ...

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01 Jun
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Veterans To Trump: We’re Not For Sale & Not Your Political Props

By Doug Cunningham New York veterans with the #VetsVsHate movement and VoteVets went to Trump Tower in New York City Tuesday to protest Donald Trump’s claims of fundraising for veterans groups. The vets says Trump has been evasive and dishonest ...

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31 May
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Cleveland Plain Dealer: AFL-CIO unleashes attack on Donald Trump

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Organized labor is launching an attack on Donald Trump. “Donald Trump: Dangerous. Divisive. Unfit to be president,” reads the headline on fliers the Ohio AFL-CIO will begin circulating among 2,200 local unions this week. Trump, the presumptive ...

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23 May
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Paul Krugman: Obama’s War on Inequality

There were two big economic policy stories this week that you may have missed if you were distracted by Trumpian bombast and the yelling of the Sanders dead-enders. Each tells you a lot about both what President Obama has accomplished ...

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19 May
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Speak up for stronger overtime protections

A Special Message from Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga Yesterday, I had the privilege, along with Secretary/Treasurer Petee Talley, Ohio Federation of Teachers President Melissa Cropper and Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighter’s President Mark Sanders, to join Vice President ...

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18 May
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Ohio AFL-CIO Pres. Burga, Sec-Treas. Talley Join VP Biden On Historic Pro-Worker Announcement

On Wednesday May 18th, Vice President Joe Biden, along with Senator Sherrod Brown and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, announced a new and final rule on overtime by the U.S. Department of Labor. On this occasion, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga ...

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12 May
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Dayton-Phoenix Plant to Receive New Apprenticeship Grant

Program at locomotive parts manufacturer is first in Ohio to receive new funds to foster advancement in worker skills A new grant to fund an Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship (IMT) program will be awarded on Monday to the Dayton-Phoenix Group, Dayton plant.  ...

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11 May
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Did WV Legislature Botch the “Right-to-Work Is Wrong” Law, the Prize Achievement of Republican Lawmakers

Conservatives in the 2016 Legislature may have stampeded too quickly — borrowing language from other states — and thus botched the right-to-work law that was the prize achievement of Republican lawmakers. That’s the legal argument of the state AFL-CIO, which ...

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04 May
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Former Dayton Delphi workers, AFL-CIO’s Liz Shuler slam trade deal

From Dayton Daily News Moraine — Adding their voices to a growing chorus that is skeptical of global trade deals, former Delphi workers gathered at the site of a former auto plant Tuesday to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The industrial ...

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