Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Ohio high schools and voting officials are teaming up to train 17 and 18-year-olds to work at the polls on election day.
Businesses throughout Ohio are hoping the nationwide strike between the United Auto Workers and General Motors won’t be a long one. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a long strike could have far reaching implications for thousands of people and businesses in the buckeye state.
Governor Strickland signed an executiveorder Tuesday allowing home health care workers the right to unionize, and he said he plans to give child care providers theright next.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has issued a long directive to county boards of elections.
Farm workers in Ohio who won’t get an increase in the minimum wage due to recently passed legislation are fighting back.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sometimes, when workers cause their OWN on-the-job injuries, they can be denied workers compensation benefits. An attorney who often represents injured workers says it is a terrible new precedent. A business group says it is not but it is still a good ruling.
Elections officials in Franklin County say at least 20% of poll workers on Election Day will be teenagers, 17 and 18 years of age. Some may be too young to vote, but if they complete the required training they will be certified as elections workers under a bill signed into law in January.
An option for workers affected by closed factories, manufacturing outsourcing and lay-offs is “retraining” or “re-education” for employment in different fields. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says they expect 44-hundred Ohioans to enroll in retraining programs this year. WOSU’s Sabrina Hersi-Issa reports on worker-turned-students trying to make the transition
State and federal prosecutors have charged the former chief financial officer of Ohio’s troubled insurance fund for injured workers with racketeering and money laundering.
Hundreds of union members employed by Delphi Corporation in Columbus have voted to authorize a strike if necessary. Local UAW president Mark Sweazy says 96% of voting members on Wednesday agreed to allow the union to call a strike if negotiations with Delphi break down.