Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Most Ohio Union Workers Affected By SB #5 Insurance Rule
State data reviewed by The Associated Press show eight in 10 unionized government workers in Ohio would pay more toward their health insurance premiums if voters retain a new collective bargaining law in November.
Figures from the State Employment Relations Board show state workers and many county and health-district employees already pay more than the 15 percent share required under the law. Unionized township and fire district employees pay the lowest percentages on average, between 2.2 percent and 5.6 percent. They would see the biggest jump in costs.
Supporters say having employees pay a bigger share of their health care costs is fair, since private-sector workers already do. Opponents say the arrangements are part of overall salary and benefits packages that were negotiated in good faith.