Posts Tagged ‘kasich’

Dec
2015
11

Ohio’s Looming “Right-to-Work” Fight Features Familiar Falsehoods

Ohio's Looming
  The Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee heard testimony for HB 377, a law which would prohibit the collection of union dues from public sector workers who do not wish to be part of the union but are still entitled to the benefits of collective bargaining.  This is a complicated way of saying “Right-to-Work.” [&hellip...
Oct
2015
1

Overcoming Post-SB5 Fears, Ohio County Clerks Unionize to Fight Serious Health Violations

Overcoming Post-SB5 Fears, Ohio County Clerks Unionize to Fight Serious Health Violations
  More than four years after the passage and eventual rejection of Ohio’s SB5, a draconian anti-labor bill that aimed to stripped collective bargaining rights from state workers, the unionization of Cuyahoga County Clerk’s provides a shining example of why these rights are so vital.  A mini-exposé for the Cleveland Scene...
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May
2015
27

Home Health Care Workers Lose Right to Bargain Collective in OH

Home Health Care Workers Lose Right to Bargain Collective in OH
  Ohio Governor John Kasich last week rescinded the rights of in-home health care workers to collectively bargain, reversing the course set by his predecessor, Ted Strickland, in 2007.  Kasich used executive authority in issuing an EO that turned the employees into independent contractors, arguing that Obamacare made Strickland’s moves...
Apr
2014
4

Ghost of Laws Passed: 3 Years On, Dems Honor Defeat of SB5, Tie It to Kasich in Re-election Bid

Ghost of Laws Passed: 3 Years On, Dems Honor Defeat of SB5, Tie It to Kasich in Re-election Bid
  On the third anniversary of Senate Bill 5 being signed into law, Ohio Democrats held events around the state to commemorate its eventual demise. Just months after the shining attempt to strip collective bargaining rights from public sector employees became official, 61 percent of voters opposed it in a public referendum. And no matter the...
Jan
2014
17

OH Unions, State Senate, and Gov. Kasich Agree: Road Construction Funding Needs a Lift

  In Ohio, construction unions have joined Gov. John Kasich and the State Senate in endorsing a proposal to increase money for road construction through bonds.  If passed, the proposal will meet the Ohio voting public this year. Democrats tried to include an amendment in the Senate proposal that would have provided more money to [&hellip...
Sep
2013
23

Goin’ for the Gubers: AFL Will Direct More Energy, Funds to Dethroning Right-Wing Governors

Goin' for the Gubers: AFL Will Direct More Energy, Funds to Dethroning Right-Wing Governors
  During the 2010 midterm and gubernatorial elections, progressives largely stayed home on election day. This, along with the Citizens United decision and the short-lived passion of the Tea Party movement, swept an influx of far-right governors into traditionally purple states.  Learning from their mistakes, the AFL-CIO’s Political...