Republicans voted Senate Bill 5 out of the House Commerce and Labor Committee Tuesday, clearing the way for final votes in the Ohio House and Senate expected Wednesday.
Democrats and labor allies are quietly planning ahead for a campaign to repeal Senate Bill 5, which bans strikes and cuts public workers’ rights to collectively bargain, by filing a referendum for the 2011 ballot.
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...
Hundreds of students, faculty, union workers and supporters gathered at the Scripps Outdoor Amphitheater Friday to protest threats to education, workers’ organizing rights and Gov. John Kasich’s policy priorities.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed 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 “budget-repair bill” ending collective bargaining.
Athens state Sen. Jimmy Stewart casted the deciding vote Wednesday as the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 5, which would drastically overhaul the state’s 27-year collective bargaining law.
State governments are cutting services in order to address financial shortfalls. To date, 46 states have cut worker benefits, social programs that affect vulnerable citizens or funding for K-12 schools or universities.
Athens’ State Sen. Jimmy Stewart defended Republican plans to amend Senate Bill 5 Monday, but refused to say whether or not he would vote for it if it passed out of the Insurance Committee Tuesday.
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...
More than 5,000 union supporters crowded the Ohio Statehouse Tuesday in one of the largest protests of Senate Bill 5 to date. If the bill becomes law, opponents will file a referendum to be placed on the November ballot.