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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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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Column: ‘The Work Goes On, the Cause Endures’

By: ALEX MAZA  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   No Comments
04
Apr
2011

A month ago my opinion column, referring to the protests of Senate Bill 5, elicited passionate and frustrated responses from faculty, students and community members of Ohio University. I would like to follow up on that column in order to respond to some of the issues they raised. As stated earlier, there is great value.

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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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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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09
Mar
2011

Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich delivered his first State of the State address from Columbus Tuesday. Reports indicated that protesters outside the statehouse were audible during Kasich’s speech. Demonstrators inside the Statehouse interrupted and engaged in a short verbal back-and-forth with the governor when he mentioned the issue of collective bargaining. Kasich’s State of the State.

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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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