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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Athens’ State Sen. Jimmy Stewart to Resign Seat

By: BRIAN PETERS  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   No Comments
25
May
2011

Republican State Sen. Jimmy Stewart announced Tuesday that he will be resigning from his seat, effective this July. He has represented the 20th senate district, which includes nine counties in Southeast Ohio including Athens, since 2008. Stewart released a brief statement Tuesday announcing the decision., but has yet to state any further details. “At this time,.

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Fight Against SB 5 Continues in Athens

By: EMILY MADDERN  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
Athens residents rally against Senate Bill 5 at the Ohio University Scripps Outdoor Amphitheater on Sunday, April 18, 2011. Photo | ANNIE SCHELTENS
16
May
2011

Local activists continue their efforts to collect signatures to place a Senate Bill 5 referendum on the November ballot. The deadline to file petitions is June 30, leaving the petition campaign eight weeks to collect the minimum number of signatures. Statewide, 231,149 signatures must be collected from at least 44 of the counties with three.

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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
Photo ANNIE SCHELTENS
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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Column: How Republicans Plan to Keep Ohio Red

By: ALEX MAZA  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   No Comments
18
Apr
2011

Ohio Republicans have been taking serious and calculated steps to cut the future viability of the Ohio Democratic Party that should not be taken lightly. It began with Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), the bill that bans Ohio public workers from unionizing. The bill was recently signed by Gov. John Kasich and will severely undermine the.

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14
Apr
2011

Athens local residents and Ohio University students gathered Wednesday to learn how to circulate petitions as a part of the process to place a Senate Bill 5(SB 5) referendum on the November ballot. Organizing for America (OFA) hosted the training session. Petitions cannot be circulated in Athens County until the petition language, which was delivered to.

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Kill the Bill: Campaign Gears up to Repeal SB 5

By: ANDREW ZUCKER  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   5 Comments
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07
Apr
2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a controversial anti-union bill into law March 31, but the fight is far from over. Opponents of Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), a bill that dramatically cuts collective bargaining rights for more than 360 thousand Ohio public workers, are quickly moving to file a referendum to repeal it on the.

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Athens ‘Obama For America’ Fights to Repeal SB-5

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
06
Apr
2011

Democratic groups in Athens County have their hands full this week with movements against the newly passed Senate Bill 5. The City of Athens Obama for America (OFA) group has scheduled its first meeting since the name change for Friday at noon at Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery. It is open to all who are interested,.

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