We Will Honor The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the icon for advancing civil rights. But we in the labor movement also honor Dr. King’s commitment to…

Richard Trumka: The Labor Leader Who Told Hard Truths

Politico ran an article on AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka who passed away this past August. As we close out the year and get ready for a year in which workers…

Ohio CEOs Paid 322 Times That of The Median Worker

Using data from the Ohio Department of Development and Fortune 500 listings, a report from an Ohio policy thinktank found significant pay disparities between state CEOs and their employees. The main…

Republicans On Redistricting Commission Continue Illegal Gerrymandering

In 2015, over 70% of Ohioans voted in favor of a Constitutional Amendment to end the illegal practice of gerrymandering when drawing legislative maps. Unfortunately, last night the five Republicans on…

Unions Celebrate Labor Across The State

Labor Day was celebrated in cities and towns across Ohio with events sponsored and supported by AFL-CIO local central councils and unions. Starting on Saturday with parades in Portsmouth and Marietta…

Stand Up For Working People This Labor Day Weekend

This Labor Day as we recognize and celebrate working people, it comes as no surprise that public support for unions continues to rise across the country. Union members have delivered for…

President Burga’s Remarks For BWC Workers Memorial

On behalf of Ohio’s workforce, I offer my thanks and appreciation to Governor DeWine, the BWC leadership and the representative unions for honoring our fallen workers with this important ceremony. Observances…

AFL-CIO elects first woman president; first African-American for No. 2 job

The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor organization, on Friday elected Liz Shuler, a longtime trade unionist, to serve as the federation’s first woman president, succeeding Richard Trumka, who died unexpectedly earlier…

Richard L. Trumka’s Lifelong Devotion to Family and Democracy

Richard Louis Trumka dedicated his entire life to making sure every institution he touched—the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), the AFL-CIO, the U.S. government and the world community—served working people…

Labor Legend Richard Trumka Passes Away

Ohio AFL-CIO President Burga Pledges to Honor His Legacy With Action With the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka this morning, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga issued the following statement. “The…