Unions http://wyso.org en Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton http://wyso.org/post/demonstration-minimum-wage-comes-dayton <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Protests demanding a raise in the minimum wage have been spreading across the country, and the movement made its way to Dayton for the first time. On Thursday, union-backed groups reported events in over 100 cities; some involved worker walk-outs, but many were protests or demonstrations in front of fast food and retail outlets.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:42:13 +0000 Lewis Wallace 42985 at http://wyso.org Demonstration For Minimum Wage Comes To Dayton Walmart Workers Stage One-Day Strike http://wyso.org/post/walmart-workers-stage-one-day-strike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers at a Walmart store in Dayton staged a one-day strike Monday to protest what they say are violations of their rights. Some employees of the company are accusing the retail giant of retaliating against them for speaking out about wages and hours.</span></p><p>Labor groups and city and state legislators joined Walmart employees in a crowd of about&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">70 outside the York Commons Shopping Center in Dayton.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Scott Stringer has been a Walmart employee for five years.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:21:03 +0000 Jerry Kenney 42263 at http://wyso.org Walmart Workers Stage One-Day Strike Union Urges Furloughed Wright-Patt Workers To Appeal http://wyso.org/post/union-urges-furloughed-wright-patt-workers-appeal <p>A labor union representing thousands of civilian employees at Ohio's largest military base wants them to appeal furlough notices resulting from federal budget cuts.</p><p>More than 10,000 civilian employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton began receiving the 11-day furlough notices Friday. The U.S. Department of Defense said 680,000 civilian employees will get the furloughs one day a week for 11 weeks, starting July 8.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34140 at http://wyso.org Another Union Battle Is Looming at the Ohio Statehouse http://wyso.org/post/another-union-battle-looming-ohio-statehouse <p>Two years ago, the Statehouse was ground zero for a fight over a bill to limit collective bargaining rights. Now, a new bill is being introduced later today that is likely to revive some of those old controversies.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 32501 at http://wyso.org Union Bill Sponsor Joins Ohio Public Pension Panel http://wyso.org/post/union-bill-sponsor-joins-ohio-public-pension-panel <p>The sponsor of an Ohio measure aimed at curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers has been named to a panel that oversees the health of the state's public pension funds.</p><p>Republican state Sen. Shannon Jones sponsored the 2011 law known as Senate Bill 5, which voters overwhelming rejected.</p><p>Senate President Keith Faber appointed Jones to the Ohio Retirement Study Council last week. The 14-member panel advises the Legislature on the five statewide retirement systems.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:06:00 +0000 Associated Press 29650 at http://wyso.org