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…

Iron Workers Celebrate Bipartisan Agreement on Infrastructure Framework

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers welcomes news of the infrastructure framework agreed to by the White House and a bipartisan group of Senators.  This is a…

Ohio AFL-CIO Endorses Tim Ryan for U.S. Senate

President Burga: We stand with Ryan because he always stands with us. The Ohio AFL-CIO today announced that it has unanimously endorsed Congressman Tim Ryan to be the next U.S. senator…

VP Harris and DoL Secretary Hold Inaugural Meeting of the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

Remarks by Vice President Harris and Secretary Marty Walsh Before Inaugural Meeting of the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS:  Okay, hi, everyone.  So, today, we have…