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Apr
2014

Ohio House legislators on April 7 proposed an amendment to House Bill 483, a mid-biennium budget bill that would clearly exempt student athletes from being categorized as public employees.

This move was in response to a decision made by a regional National Labor Relations Board that declared college athletes at Northwestern University were public.

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Column: The Organized Attack on Organized Labor

By: ISAAC ABRAM  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   No Comments
02
Jun
2011

Liberals rejoiced last week when a Wisconsin judge voided the Republican-led law that criminalized collective bargaining. Evidently, when Republicans passed the law, they violated official legal procedures. Now they’re being forced to cede their unlawful gains. Liberals can decide for themselves whether crumpling this bill because of a technicality is actually a victory for labor. Either.

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Local Activists Kick Off SB 5 Petition Drive

By: DEVIN BARTOLOTTA  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
Ohio University students and Athens community members sign petitions to place a Senate Bill 5 Referendum on the November 2011 ballet.  Photo | NICK TUEL
26
Apr
2011

Ohio University students kicked off a petition drive Saturday to place the repeal of Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) on the ballot. The petition campaign, which is taking place in nine different locations in Ohio, is being run by volunteers from OU College Democrats and Organizing for America, but coordinated statewide by We Are Ohio,.

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Students, Community Members Rally Against SB 5

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   1 Comment
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18
Apr
2011

Photos ANNIE SCHELTENS Just days after Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted certified the petition language and signatures required to begin the petition circulation process to place Senate Bill 5 on the November 2011 ballot as a referendum, Athens community members and Ohio University students rallied Sunday against the controversial.

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Senate Bill 5 on the Verge of Final Passage

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: Policy / Recent News / State   /   No Comments
30
Mar
2011

Republicans voted Senate Bill 5 (SB-5), the controversial bill that will end most collective bargaining rights for public employees, out of the House Commerce and Labor Committee Tuesday, clearing the way for final votes in the Ohio House and Senate expected Wednesday. Despite organized efforts by union advocates and.

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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

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
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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Athens City Council Denounces SB-5

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
08
Mar
2011

On Monday, Athens City Council voted unanimously in support of a resolution to call on the Ohio House of Representatives to reject Senate Bill 5 (SB-5). The bill passed in the Senate last week, proposing to limit collective bargaining rights for public employees. Sen. Jimmy Stewart of Athens County voted in favor of SB-5. City Council said.

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05
Mar
2011

Hundreds of students, faculty, union workers and supporters gathered despite the rain at the Scripps Outdoor Amphitheater Friday to protest threats to education, workers’ organizing rights and Gov. John Kasich’s policy priorities. The protest, organized largely through word of mouth and by the Facebook group "Defend Education Ohio", began outside Scripps and preceded a march.

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