Petition Walmart for fair wages

To the Community:I’m 27 years old, I’m trying to finish my college degree and I work at Walmart. I started working there while I was in college and stayed because I was promised an opportunity to have a career. But, three years later, I’m not in a     better position at Walmart. I make $9.25 an hour and I still only work part time. That means every week I have to choose between eating and paying my     bills—and forget about […]

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Over 800 city employees to get 2.5% pay increases

Special from The Toledo Blade More than 800 city of Toledo employees were granted a pay raise Tuesday, retroactive to Jan. 1, that will cost taxpayers an extra $1.4 million this year.Toledo City Council voted 11-1 to approve the 2.5 percent wage increase reached by the Collins administration and Local 7 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Councilman Tom Waniewski cast the lone dissenting vote, as he did two weeks ago regarding an identical pay increase […]

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Ohioans United: Let your voice be heard

Governor Kasich likes to claim he’s looking out for middle class Ohioans, but look at his record. Kasich has been shifting the state tax burden away from the wealthy and on to middle and low income Ohioans. These tax policies gave the wealthiest 1% of Ohioans a $6,000 tax break, while those in the bottom 20% will pay $12 more. If you are fed up with John Kasich’s policies, click here to join with Ohioans United and get the word out about […]

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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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