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Politics
12:06 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Union Bill Sponsor Joins Ohio Public Pension Panel

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.

Republican state Sen. Shannon Jones sponsored the 2011 law known as Senate Bill 5, which voters overwhelming rejected.

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.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Prof Says 'Right-to-Work' Law Means More Money for Workers

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Richard Vedder, the author of a new study advocating that Ohio become a "right to work" state. Next year Ohioans could vote on whether employers can require their workers to join a union to get and keep their jobs.

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Business & Technology
11:06 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Senator Brown Offers Help to End Cooper Tires Lockout

Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown has offered his help to end the more than month-old lockout at a Northwest Ohio tire plant.

Multiple news outlets report the Democrat gave a pep talk Monday to Cooper Tire workers gathered at a packed union hall in Findlay.

Brown says he knows the union members are eager to get back to work.

Cooper Tire & Rubber is based in Findlay. In late November it locked out more than 1,000 union members at a factory in its hometown after workers voted down a tentative three-year  contract.

Politics
5:12 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Kasich Mum On Deal Between The State And Its Largest Employee Union

Just a week after voters sided with unions and voted down a collective bargaining reform law, the state and its largest state employee union have reached a tentative deal. But as Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, the governor isn’t saying much about how and why that happened.

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Election 2011
8:00 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Dayton Education Association President pleased with Outcome on Issue 2

Ohioans voted yesterday to repeal Senate Bill 5, the new collective bargaining law.

David Romick is the President of the Dayton Education Association. He
is pleased with the outcome, but he said for members of his coalition
of firefighters, teachers, nurses, police, there's no doubt this issue
will come up again.

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