Archive for the ‘OHIO’ Category

Oct
2011
27

From a Cleveland Browns Game to a Fire Museum, Unions are Rallying the “NO” Vote on Ohio’s Issue 2

From a Cleveland Browns Game to a Fire Museum, Unions are Rallying the “NO” Vote on Ohio’s Issue 2
As the debate about Ohio’s Issue 2, the state referendum on the contentious SB5 law which strips collective bargaining rights from unions, continues to gain steam just two weeks before the election, Ohio firefighters are taking their message of “Vote No on 2” straight to the people. This past Sunday, they held a rally among ...
Oct
2011
20

Time Warner Worker Dies at Her Desk After Boss Tells Co-Worker to Stop Giving CPR and “Take Care of Customers.”

Time Warner Worker Dies at Her Desk After Boss Tells Co-Worker to Stop Giving CPR and “Take Care of Customers.”
Last month, in Garfield Heights, Ohio, a 67-year-old woman named Julia Nelson who worked as a customer service representative for Time Warner Cable died at her desk. Such is the fragility of life and the sudden finality of death, right? As every doctor television show portrays, sometimes you do all you can and the situation ...
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Oct
2011
20

Dick Cheney’s Daughter Leading the Push for Anti-Union Issue 2 in OH

Dick Cheney’s Daughter Leading the Push for Anti-Union Issue 2 in OH
Liz Cheney and her Alliance for America’s Future are funding mailing campaigns in Ohio to distort the truth about Ohio’s Issue 2, the public referendum on Senate Bill 5 which drastically strips public workers of collective bargaining rights. The daughter of former Vice President and arch-nemesis of freedom, Dick Cheney, has been...
Oct
2011
13

“Joe The (Not Actually A) Plumber” AKA “Joe the Bummer”

“Joe The (Not Actually A) Plumber” AKA “Joe the Bummer”
Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” is considering running for the Congressional seat in his Northeastern Ohio district and he is getting little to no support, not surprisingly, from plumbers. The man who challenged Obama’s policies and made a name for himself in the 2008 Presidential election, thus becoming the poster child...
Sep
2011
20

Ohio’s SB5, How Do I Loathe Thee? Let Me Count the Days…

Ohio’s SB5, How Do I Loathe Thee?  Let Me Count the Days…
Yesterday marked the 50-day countdown to Ohio’s November 8th election that will have the union-busting SB 5 bill on the ballot. SB 5 requires workers to pay their entire pension contribution and at least 15 percent of their health care premiums while switching to a merit-based pay system that more closely resembles the private sector ...
Sep
2011
4

Ohio GOP Preventing Absentee Ballots from Going to a Traditionally Democrat-Leaning County

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is taking the necessary steps to make sure that the GOP can use the Buckeye State as a center for stealing the Presidential campaign just as they attempted to in 2000 and 2004. The current incarnation of GOP corruption in Ohio involves Husted’s decision that prohibits the mailing of ...
Aug
2011
10

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever
A new site launched by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Worst Governor Ever, offers a hilarious take on the new wave of Tea Party Governors and their all-out war on everything Obama. The not-quite-look-alike Scott Walker, John Kasich, Paul LePage and Rick Scott impersonators supply some levity as they attempt to “outworst” each...
Jul
2011
28

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID

Ohio Dems Pressure Attorney General Holder to Investigate the Legality of Voter ID
Democratic leaders in Ohio, lead by Warrensville Heights Representative Marcia Fudge, are putting pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether voter ID laws that have been proposed in Ohio (and other states) would violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. According to Sabrina Eaton’s article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer,...
Jun
2011
24

BAD OHIO: SB5 Could Be Split Up Into Multiple Choice for Referendum. GOOD OHIO: Voter ID Removed from Election Reform Bill

BAD OHIO: SB5 Could Be Split Up Into Multiple Choice for Referendum.  GOOD OHIO: Voter ID Removed from Election Reform Bill
A referendum vote on Ohio’s controversial SB-5 bill — the one that would drastically weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employees — may be broken into multiple ballot questions, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Republicans hope that by doing this, instead of a traditional up or down referendum vote, they will be...