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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01
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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Controversial Labor Bill Hits Close to Home

By: KATE IRBY  /   Category: City / Recent News   /   No Comments
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22
Feb
2011

Members of the Athens County Educators Association gathered outside the Athens County Courthouse Monday to protest Ohio Senate Bill 5. The controversial bill introduced in the Ohio Senate would end collective bargaining rights for state employees. Collective bargaining is the process by which unions negotiate with employers over wages, benefits, pay schedules and working conditions. Jeff.

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22
Feb
2011

Social security is the third rail in American politics. Until recently, public employees were the fourth. You wouldn’t think it based on a slew of governors’ recent attempts to ban negotiations between unions and public employers. Invigorated by a nationwide sweep of the 2010 Midterm elections, Republican governors of Wisconsin and Ohio are going after.

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Opposition Continues Over Senate Bill 5

By: KEVIN O'HARE  /   Category: Recent News / State   /   2 Comments
22
Feb
2011

Demonstrators Monday gathered in Columbus to show their opposition to Senate Bill 5, a bill aimed at limiting public employees’ bargaining power. Senate Bill 5 (SB-5), which has been dubbed “The Union Busting Bill,” threatens to severely limit the collective bargaining power of public unions and eliminates binding arbitration for safety.

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21
Feb
2011

The debate over the ability for state employees to engage in collective bargaining that has engulfed Wisconsin has now spilled over to Ohio. Collective bargaining, a process of negotiation between unions and employers over working conditions, has recently been a topic of political discourse in Ohio. Ohio Senate Bill 5 (SB-5) will enact a number of reforms,.

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