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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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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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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