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Ohio GOP Lawmakers Pushing Right-To-Work Bills

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Unions have bought billboard ads, preparing for Ohio lawmakers to propose union-limiting legislation.
4:51PM
April
30, 2013

Less than two years after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected collective bargaining limits for government workers, Republicans in the Ohio House are preparing legislation that would prohibit requiring workers from joining or paying automatic dues to a union.

Billboards Reignite Debate Over ‘Right To Work’ Proposal

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The union-funded billboards on State Route 315 near the Ohio State campus compare the right to work proposal to Soviet policies and say "Workplace Freedom Act Poisons Workers."
7:32AM
February
25, 2013

Some controversial billboards are reigniting the fight over outlawing mandatory union dues in Ohio.

New “Right To Work” Study Not Convincing Labor Supporters

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The Buckeye Institute and Policy Matter Ohio are trying to paint different pictures about how organized labor affects local and state economies.
10:24AM
March
29, 2012

The report from the right-leaning Buckeye Institute says states that let workers opt out of union dues have had economic growth in recent years, but union leaders and their allies say the study is misleading.

Cleveland Schools Plan Gets Praise of Lawmakers, Scorn Of Teachers

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From left: Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon, State Sen. Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland), Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Rep. Ron Amstutz (R-Wooster) and Rep. Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) speak at an event to support the Cleveland schools plan.
7:55AM
March
22, 2012

Lawmakers say giving the district more control of staffing decisions will put more focus on students. Some teachers call the changes a back-door way to install the changes of Senate Bill 5.

“We Are Ohio” Stays Together To Fight Right-To-Work Amendment

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From left, Veronica Petree, Mike Patrick and Jim Adkins of "We Are Ohio" announce the group's plan to stay together to fight against a proposal to let unionized employees opt out of union dues.
6:29AM
March
13, 2012

The group that led the fight against Senate Bill 5 says it’s sticking together to wage a fight against another proposal that could cut union power.

Should Public Workers Be Forced To Pay Union Dues?

Posted: November 3, 2011

Senate Bill 5 would prohibit such automatic “fair share” payments.

Are Public Workers Fairly Compensated?

Posted: September 21, 2011

Supporters of Senate Bill 5 and Issue #2 argue that pay and benefit compensation of public workers now exceeds that of their private sector peers. Opponents of the limits on public unions disagree. What do you think? Are public employees fairly compensated?

VP Biden To Speak At Ohio Labor Picnic

7:07AM
September
5, 2011

Vice President Joe Biden will speak to a major union Labor Day gathering in the key electoral state of Ohio, as the Obama administration works on ways to counter the nation’s unemployment woes.

Should Lawmakers, Unions Cut Deal On SB5?

Posted: August 18, 2011

Republican leaders, including Governor John Kasich, now want to compromise on the state’s new public employee collective bargaining law. Should lawmakers and union leaders compromise and keep the divisive issue off the ballot?

Police and Firefighters Back Mayor’s Request for Tax Hike

12:00AM
May
21, 2009

Columbus Firefighters and Police unions said Thursday they support the mayor’s request for an income tax increase. Union representatives say safety is at the forefront of the decision.