Category Archives: Press Releases

24 Apr
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Workers, Labor Leaders and Community Members to Commemorate Northwest Ohio Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

MEDIA ADVISORY for Monday April 27th Contact: Mike Gillis, 216.334.9068   Working families call for further safety measures at all workplaces  Toledo, OH — On Monday evening, local workers, officials and faith leaders will gather at UAW Local 12 for ...

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09 Apr
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the release of The United States of Trade Report from the Department of Commerce

Contact: Mike Gillis 216.334.9068 Columbus, OH – Today, The US Department of Commerce released a new report, United States of Trade, which is designed to make the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.   In response to that report, Ohio ...

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18 Mar
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Statement by Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on President Obama’s Speech in Cleveland

Contact: Mike Gillis 216.334.9068 Cleveland, OH – President Obama has enacted policies that have benefited Ohio’s economy and helped strengthen our middle class.  His decision to rescue the auto industry has meant the world to many local economies across the ...

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13 Mar
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Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Ohio State AFL-CIO Dinners Help Fund Ashland University’s Black Fork Wetlands Environmental Studies Center

New classroom ready for students of all ages Nashville, TN – November 6, 2014 –Ashland University’s new 1,200-square-foot Environmental Studies Center at the Black Fork Wetlands in Ashland, Ohio, is now ready for students to research wetlands first-hand thanks to ...

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13 Mar
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Put American workers at the table in trade deals and keep them off the menu

By Tim Burga As Congress begins debate on whether to give President Obama unilateral authority to negotiate a new round of international trade agreements (“Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority), Ohioans would be well served to look at the catastrophic results ...

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13 Mar
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Statement of Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga on the Passing of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins

Contact: Mike Gillis                   216.334.9068   TOLEDO, OH – On the news of the passing of Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement.  “The passing of Mayor Collins is a tremendous loss for ...

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13 Mar
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Congressman Tim Ryan, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga to Hold Press Teleconference on TPP/Fast Track

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY JAN. 21, 2015 Contact: Mike Gillis, 216.334.9068   Congressman Tim Ryan and Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga will hold a press teleconference on Wednesday Jan. 21st at 1pm to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade ...

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13 Mar
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Ohio’s Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Gillis @ 216.334.9068   Economic benefits of increase are clear, and more significant increases needed COLUMBUS, OH — On January 1, 2015, workers covered under Ohio’s minimum wage law will see a 15 cent increase ...

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