Sign up to Stop Trump Toledo

Thanks to thousands of awesome volunteers, we contacted tens of thousands of voters in battleground states last week alone. With your continued help, I think we might be able to talk to even more people this week about how important it is to support candidates who will fight for working people up and down the ballot. Every door knocked and every phone call made gets us one step closer to victory on Nov. 8. National polls have begun to improve […]

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Civil rights leader talks to activists

Courtesy Toledo Blade: If the coalition happens, if it grows, then it started with a heartbeat Friday in a back room on South Broadway. Ray Wood, president of UAW Local 14 and the Toledo-branch of the NAACP, addressed the crowd of union and community organizers, hyping them for a visit by Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, when a Farm Labor Organizing Committee member said that, in their meetings, they don’t do rounds of applause. They do a unity clap, a […]

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Statement by CWA Human Rights Committee on Donald Trump

October 9, 2016 Courtesy of CWA Official Website: Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement from Claude Cummings, head of the Communications Workers of America’s Human Rights Committee, on the candidacy of Donald Trump: Donald Trump’s comments in the video released on Oct. 7, and other released audio interviews with Trump, confirm him as a man of low character with the mentality of a sexual predator. He can never be allowed to serve as President of our great nation. Trump’s […]

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AT&T Bargaining News 2016

IBEW-Represented Former DirecTV Employees Vote to Ratify Two Contracts Leadership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has notified AT&T that IBEW-represented former DirecTV employees have voted to ratify two contracts. One agreement covers over 1,600 employees in AT&T’s field services group, located in 14 states. The other covers about 1,300 AT&T employees working in call centers in Boise, Idaho and Missoula, Montana. The former DirecTV employees joined AT&T as part of AT&T’s July 2015 acquisition of DirecTV. The […]

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Toledo Approves Lead Ordinance

TOLEDO BLADE August 16, 2016: Toledo City Council today approved a controversial “lead safe” ordinance that calls for some rental properties built before 1978 to be inspected and deemed safe before leasing to tenants. Council voted 10-0 to approve the law that won’t take effect for one year. Councilmen Tom Waniewski and Theresa Gabriel were not present. Council approved a version offered by Councilman Larry Sykes, which combined elements of two earlier versions that have been debated by council for […]

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Rio may be the glummest city ever to host the Summer Olympics

WASHINGTON POST | RIO DE JANEIRO — On a recent morning, Andrea Pereira was taking in the wonders of the Olympic renovations in Rio, riding a sleek new train downtown with her family to the gleaming new “Wonderful Port.” And yet she felt bombarded by mixed feelings. Her city — the pulsing, jubilant, unequal, crime-addled world champion of sunny celebrations — did seem prettier now that the Summer Games were about to begin. Read full article

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Obama Rips Trump for Clinton

PHILADELPHIA — In an election season in which restive voters of all stripes are frustrated with the status quo, it fell to President Obama on Wednesday to argue for staying the course by giving Democrats a third term in the White House — and that Hillary Clinton is the right person to keep moving the nation forward. Having spent the first two nights of the Democratic National Convention trying to unify the party behind Clinton, a procession of leading party […]

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Rock Against the TPP!

Rock Against the TPP, a nationwide road show sponsored by CWA, Fight for the Future, and other groups, to raise awareness about the dangers of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, kicked off last week in Denver, Col. Just Announced: A San Francisco concert on Sept. 9 at the Regency Ballroom. Click here for more details about upcoming tour dates. West Coast stops will feature Jolie Holland, rising East LA Chicano band Las Cafeteras, renowned rock cellist Bonfire Madigan (Kill Rockstars, K Records), bell’s roar, Puerto Rican […]

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Democratic Nation Convention Day 1

(CNN) Fueled by grievances over the party’s treatment of Bernie Sanders and doubts over Hillary Clinton’s progressive credentials, tens of thousands of protesters are putting a fragile post-primary detente to the test on the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Pro-Sanders groups chanted “Debbie is done” during demonstrations Sunday, celebrating Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s announcement she will step down after the convention. But even as they cheered news of her long lobbied-for departure, the broad […]

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