Bring call center jobs back home

Tell your Senators to support Senator Bob Casey’s U.S. Call Center Consumer and Worker Protection Act. It would build jobs in America by: 1 Creating a customers’ right to know – so outsourcers and offshorers can’t hide behind secrecy. 2 Forcing companies that outsource abroad to return federal funding – because our hard earned tax-dollars shouldn’t support shipping American jobs to foreign countries. 3 Giving you the right to be transferred to a U.S.-based operator. But we need your support! […]

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Ohio Governor Says Right-To-Work Isn’t On Agenda

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says a proposal to restrict union fees in the Rust Belt state is not on his agenda. Supporters of a right-to-work proposal in Ohio have been circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would keep workers covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay dues. The measure comes after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected collective bargaining limits for public employees in 2011. See rest of this news […]

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The Supreme Court Case That Could Clobber Public-Sector Unions

A “radical” argument to make the entire United States a right-to-work nation January 21, 2014 at 4:05 p.m. William Messenger of the National Right to Work Committee asked the Supreme Court today to hold that public employee unions are unconstitutional. “This is—I’m just going to use the word here, it is a radical argument. It would radically restructure the way workplaces across this country are—are run,” Justice Elena Kagan said from the bench. Since 1948, she pointed out, states have […]

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The Journal Newsletter: November 2013

This past year, there was a small glimmer of hope that so-called Right to Work legislation had been tabled here in Ohio, possibly indefinitely. Perhaps our legislators were still stinging from the big-time rebuke the voters in this state handed them when we voted down Senate Bill 5 in a state-wide referendum. But some folks just can’t take “No” for an answer, and now, like the proverbial bad penny, they’re back. On the local evening news, it was recently reported […]

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Democratic Women in Action Speak September 29 2013

Highlights from this event at the UAW Local 14 on September 29, 2013… “Thanks, Sister Erika (White), it was great hanging with you and other progressive women! Remember Women, Hold Up Half the Sky!” – Petee Talley, Secretary/Treasurer, AFL-CIO, Speaker “I will have to remember that Petee!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Democratic Women In Action on its highly successful Inaugural Luncheon! The work of the women in the party shall not go unnoticed. When women work, when women organize, women and […]

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Cost of Poverty Experience – Event on October 3, 2013

Cost of Poverty Experience Every day people in our community struggle to meet basic needs and achieve financial stability. In order to have a better understanding of the challenges they face, we would like to offer you a special opportunity. Cost of Poverty Experience (C.O.P.E.) is a poverty simulation exercise that allows participants to role play through various scenarios based on real-life examples. By making choices and encountering barriers, participants gain a greater awareness of the daily realities for many […]

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“I’m here to talk about American jobs and American workers…”

Erika White, a vice president of Local 4319, Communications Workers of America, said that public sector workers are taxpayers, too. “There should not be a divide between public and private sector workers.” If Issue 2 is not rejected, said Ms. White, who works for AT&T, “This will be the final straw that will destroy the middle class in America.” Read the article in full at The Toledo Blade.

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The Journal Newsletter: September 11, 2013

On August 14, Social Security celebrated its 78th birthday. I can’t imagine anyone whose life has not been positively impacted by this program, either directly or indirectly. Maybe there is a grandparent who has been able to live in dignified retirement rather than poverty, thanks to that well-earned monthly check. Or perhaps it’s a child who lost a father, and whose mother was able to collect Social Security benefits to help raise that child. Whether its widow/widower benefits, retirement benefits, […]

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Ohio: Please Register to Vote!

Gottaregister.com/OH Registertovote.org www.registertovote.org/Ohio Its Easier Than You Think!   U.S.A. in Crisis, Revolution in 2010 The Problem: 90% of voting age Americans do not know the name of the U.S. House rep. from their own local district. The United States was designed to be a constitutional representative republic, however widespread lack of participation has created a viscous cycle of dysfunctional government leading to further rejection of government by the people. This is only made worse by those in the media […]

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