Category Archives: News

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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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02 May
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National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler to Join State, Local Labor Leaders and Area Working Women for Panel Discussion: “What Working Women Want the Republican Nominee to Know”

In advance of RNC in Cleveland this summer, women’s vote will matter National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will join Ohio AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Petee Talley and North Shore (Cleveland) AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Harriet Applegate for a panel discussion entitled “What Working ...

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02 May
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National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown to Hold Roundtable Discussion on Working Women

Topics to include fair pay, paid leave and fair scheduling.  National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will join Columbus City Councilwoman Elizabeth Brown for a roundtable discussion on working women and the most pressing public policy issues at the local, state ...

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02 May
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National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler to Stand with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to call on Congress to Reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Ill-conceived trade deal would hurt women, wages. Moraine, OH – National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, the second highest ranking officer in the American labor movement, will attend a press conference on Tuesday, May 3 with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to ...

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27 Apr
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127 Ohio Workers Who Lost Their Lives in 2015 Due to Workplace Injury or Illness to be Honored Across the State

New report from AFL-CIO highlights trends in workplace safety [Columbus, Ohio] ‒ 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.  According ...

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26 Apr
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New AFL-CIO Trade Video Warns That TPP Would Double Down on NAFTA’s Economic Devastation

By Kenneth Quinnell The AFL-CIO released a video today showing firsthand the devastating economic impact the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have on communities across the country. When global companies move jobs offshore to take advantage of trade deals, they not only destroy jobs, ...

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20 Apr
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Ted Strickland launched the start of his 3-day “No More Terrible Trade Deals” statewide tour

Today Ted Strickland launched the start of his 3-day “No More Terrible Trade Deals” statewide tour with stops in Toledo, Lima and Dayton — highlighting the contrast between himself and Senator Rob Portman on trade policy and protecting Ohio jobs ...

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20 Apr
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Kuwaiti oil and gas workers have ended a three-day strike

Kuwaiti oil and gas workers have ended a three-day strike that had temporarily cut the OPEC member’s crude production by nearly half, local newspaper Al Jarida reported late on Tuesday, citing the trade union. News that the strike was over ...

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18 Apr
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Bangladesh: Garment Workers, Unions Demand Justice on Anniversary of Activist’s Murder

This post originally appeared at the Solidarity Center. Four years after the tortured, lifeless body of Bangladesh garment worker–organizer Aminul Islam was discovered in a ditch, his killers have yet to be arrested. Yesterday, the Bangladesh Garment and Industrial Workers Federation (BGIWF) and ...

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12 Apr
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Ohio senate committee approves firefighter cancer legislation

Sarah Buduson, WEWS.com COLUMBUS, Ohio – A state senate committee voted Tuesday, approving legislation that will give workers’ compensation benefits to firefighters battling cancer. The Ohio Senate Insurance Committee passed SB27, which grants firefighters workers’ compensation benefits if they are ...

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