Ohio AFL-CIO News

Ohio was among more than 30 states forced to borrow money at the height of the recession, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. But the state’s situation was made worse because Ohio employers have paid less into the fund in state payroll taxes than was paid out in benefits for more than a decade, Schiller testified.  Read more

Another holiday weekend has come and gone. To most people, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, the beginning of a new school year, or the beginning of football season. But for various reasons, the percentage of Americans who truly understand and appreciate why we celebrate Labor Day has diminished. This leaves us to why… Why did the federal government feel the need to enshrine Labor Day as... Read more

By Tim Burga President of the Ohio AFL-CIO.  This Labor Day we will pause to recognize the incredible achievements of America’s workers.  Many of us will gather at parades and barbecues to celebrate all who make this country run.  On this occasion, we should also recognize that despite our sweat, our sacrifice and our innovation, too many working families... Read more

Once again, the Ohio AFL-CIO will be sponsoring Union Night with the Columbus Crew. The last few years, we have celebrated on Labor Day Weekend, but this year we decided to shoot for the following weekend in hopes more families can spend time together Labor Day weekend and then come out the following weekend to cheer on our Columbus Crew!  Read more

The Reublican Party chose Cleveland to host their 2016 convention. On August 6, let's join with Ted Strickland, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty & Columbus Mayor Mike Coleman and show the Democratic National Committee that Columbus is the best choice to host Dems in 2016! Use #Columbus2016 to show your support of Columbus in 2016!  Read more

The U.S. Postal Service and Staples are working overtime to keep the details of their sweetheart deal a secret, but an April 1 hearing before the National Labor... Read more

Media Advisory for June 24, 2014 Contact: Mike Gillis, 216.334.9068 Area workers will have an opportunity to hear directly from candidate on important issues.  Youngstown, Ohio – Youngstown area workers will gather on Tuesday evening at a “Meet Ed FitzGerald” event in Youngstown to meet the candidate and discuss the stakes in the 2014 elections.  Attendees will hear... Read more

Members of Congress and leaders within the Social Security Administration are determined to dismantle Social Security. Whether it's the ability to receive routine, yet critical documents, like Benefit Verification Forms or Social Security Number printouts, Americans’ options are drying up.  Read more

  Jennifer Garrison Called on Congressman Bill Johnson to Extend Unemployment Benefits to Laid-off Ormet Workers and Others (Clarington – OH) – Jennifer Garrison, Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District, appeared at a rally today with United Steelworkers Local 5724, Ohio Senator Lou Gentile, Ohio Representative Jack Cera, and Ohio House Candidate... Read more

On Sunday, Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga participated as the Newsmaker on 10TV News’ “Capitol Square.” Burga explained to hosts, Jim Heath and Tracy Townsend why  Read more