WATCH: A Labor Day Conversation with Vice President Joe Biden

 

Tim Burga: Working people deserve a capable and decent leader

As Ohio celebrates Labor Day this year, we have much to contemplate and resolve when it comes to honoring working people. The tandem public health and economic crises we face have…

This Labor Day We Vow: Union Members Will Rebuild America

I look forward to this discussion every year as a kickoff to Labor Day. In many ways, it’s a progress report on the American labor movement. And it is a tribute…

Ohio Workers Stand Up For Goodyear, American Jobs

During the past year, the United Steelworkers and our individual members reached out directly to the President and his White House staff on countless occasions as Goodyear was closing its 90-year-old…

Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga: Racism Is A Public Health Issue

Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid CommitteeSenate Concurrent Resolution 14- Proponent Testimony June 9th, 2020Tim BurgaPresident, Ohio AFL-CIO Chairman Burke, Vice-Chairman Huffman, Ranking Member Antonio, and members of the Senate Health,…

OFT’s Melissa Cropper commentary: Public schools, educators deserve more support

As Appeared In The Columbus DispatchLast week, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a study entitled Evaluation of Ohio’s Ed Choice Scholarship Program. As stated in the forward to the report,…

Tell Your Senator: Support H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act

America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic…

A Workers Memorial Day Message From President Tim Burga

Today is Workers Memorial Day, and we are reminded now more than possibly any other in our lifetime, the importance of workers having a voice on the job to protect our…

President Burga Testifies To Ohio House Task Force To Protect Ohio’s Workers

The Ohio AFL-CIO is the state labor federation, representing 1.1 million workers and retirees touching all aspects of Ohioans daily lives and our economy. I appreciate the opportunity to present on…

Ohio Legislature Passes COVID-19 Bill With Election Extension

The Ohio AFL-CIO recognizes the leadership shown from the Governor’s office as well as the bipartisanship in the State House during this Covid-19 crisis. We believe this bill is a great…