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11
Mar
2011

Editor's Note: This story has been revised from its original version, which was published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:28 p.m. A provision added to the amended version of Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) that would ban university professors from engaging in collective bargaining was suggested by the president of Ohio’s Inter-University Council (IUC), which represents.

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Senate Bill 5 Likely Headed to the Ballot Box

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08
Mar
2011

Although hearings in the Ohio House over Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) do not begin until Tuesday afternoon, Democrats and labor allies are quietly planning ahead for a campaign to repeal the bill, which bans strikes and cuts public workers’ rights to collectively bargain, by filing a referendum to be placed on the 2011 ballot. A.

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03
Mar
2011

The Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) Wednesday, which would drastically overhaul the state’s 27-year law allowing collective bargaining for the state’s 350 thousand teachers, university professors, police officers, fire fighters and other public employees. Six Republicans joined all 10 Democrats in opposing the.

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01
Mar
2011

On the eve of a final committee hearing on Ohio Senate Bill 5 (SB-5), State Sen. Jimmy Stewart met with more than 30 public school teachers, university professors and union representatives at West Elementary School Monday to discuss the controversial bill that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees. For more than an hour.

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23
Feb
2011

After days of protests at the Ohio Statehouse, Republican legislators in Ohio’s senate announced Wednesday that they plan to remove the ban on collective bargaining from Senate Bill 5. Jason Mauk, a spokesperson for Ohio Senate President Tom Niehaus, said Wednesday that a group of Republicans have agreed to change the bill’s specifics. Mauk said, “we've.

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Indiana GOP Kills Controversial Anti-Union Bill

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23
Feb
2011

Republican legislators in Indiana’s state senate dropped plans on Wednesday to move forward with a controversial right-to-work bill limiting the power of unions. The bill would have banned unions that require non-union members to pay dues for representation from negotiating contracts with employers. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, a Republican from Fort Wayne, called it a.

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22
Feb
2011

Democratic state legislators from Indiana left today for Illinois in order to block Republicans from passing yet another controversial bill targeting unions. According to the Indianapolis Star, the Indiana House opened this morning with only three of the state’s 40 Democratic lawmakers present. Only 58 total legislators were at the Statehouse, preventing quorum from occurring..

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22
Feb
2011

Social security is the third rail in American politics. Until recently, public employees were the fourth. You wouldn’t think it based on a slew of governors’ recent attempts to ban negotiations between unions and public employers. Invigorated by a nationwide sweep of the 2010 Midterm elections, Republican governors of Wisconsin and Ohio are going after.

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16
Feb
2011

On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted to remove $450 million in appropriations funding to build a second engine for a next-generation fighter plane. President Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Congress to strip the appropriation that would have optimized the F-35 jet for more than week. House Speaker John Boehner broke with GOP.

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