Senate Bill 5 on the Verge of Final Passage

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: Policy / Recent News / State   /   No Comments
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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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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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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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03
Mar
2011

A day after the Ohio Senate passed a bill weakening collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed state senate resolutions Thursday ordering the arrests of the 14 Democratic senators who left the state for Illinois in order to prevent the passage of a similar bill ending collective bargaining. Unlike Ohio Senate Bill 5, Walker’s “budget-repair.

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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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02
Mar
2011

While Congress and the White House clash over the federal budget, state governments are cutting social programs, education and worker benefits in order to address financial shortfalls. Protests in Wisconsin and Ohio over proposals to ban collective bargaining have gained national attention; however the two fights are not entirely unique. Many states have taken drastic.

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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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Thousands Protest Senate Bill 5

By: BRADLEY EVANS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   1 Comment
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23
Feb
2011

More than 5,000 union supporters crowded the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday in one of the largest protests of Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) to date. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Shannon Jones of Springboro, would eliminate the ability for labor unions to bargain collectively for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Police, firefighters, teachers and correctional.

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