Ohio AFL-CIO President Burga Calls On Business To Pay Fair Share To Fix Broken Unemployment System

In 2008 and 2020 Ohio’s unemployment insurance fund was tested by a national recession, and failed both times. This resulted in the state needing to borrow money from the federal government to payout unemployment…

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The American Jobs Plan

President Joe Biden’s  announcement brings us one step closer to repairing, rebuilding and restoring our country. Working people are continuing to bear the brunt of the greatest national crisis since the…

Ohio AFL-CIO Testifies In Support Of Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Project

Proponent Testimony – Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety House Resolution 13 March 16th, 2021 Tim Burga, President, Ohio AFL-CIO Chairman Baldridge, Vice-Chair McClain, Ranking Member Sheehy and members of the…

USW District 1 Director Donnie Blatt Testifies in DC to Promote “Made In America”

Made in America: Effect of the U.S. Tax Code on Domestic Manufacturing Testimony Of Donnie Blatt, District 1 Director, The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and…

Congress Passes American Rescue Plan: President Biden Puts Workers At Center of Recovery

From CNN The House just voted to approve the Covid-19 relief bill, paving the way for President Biden to sign his top legislative priority into law. House Democrats passed the legislation on…

PRO Act, Labor’s Biggest Goal, Passes House With Bipartisanship. What’s In It?

Don Gonyea, NPR The House of Representatives  has approved the PRO Act that would provide protections for workers trying to organize, a measure that is the labor movement’s single biggest legislative…

Senate Passes Historic COVID Relief Package For Working People

On March 6, the Senate passed President Biden’s coronavirus relief package and Senator Sherrod Brown was at the forefront standing strong for working people, those in need and our local communities….

Statement From Pres. Tim Burga On Introduction Of The PRO Act

On February 4, 2021, The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) will be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. On that occasion, Ohio AFL-CIO…

The Legendary Career and Spiritual Calling of John Sweeney

John Sweeney was a legend, plain and simple. He was guided into unionism by his Catholic faith, and not a single day passed by when he didn’t put the needs of…

President Biden Signs $600B “Buy American” Executive Order

While many American businesses are on the brink of having to close their doors because of the crises that our country faces, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to support…