Category Archives: Ohio Senate

Nina Turner’s Greatest Hits 2012 Election Cycle

I really admire Ohio Senator Nina Turner and she was there fighting for us this year.  

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Progress Ohio Files Suit Re: Jobs Ohio

Last week Progress Ohio along with Senator Michael Skindell and Dennis Murray filed suit challenging the constitutionality of JobsOhio.  The lawsuit argues that JobsOhio is unconstitutional in seven different ways.   This action was filed before the Ohio Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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SB 1 testimony

I visited the Senate Finance committee and delivered the remarks on the SB1 here on statehousewatch.  As part of my remarks, I informed them that Mark Kvamme cannot serve as development director because he does not live here.  This is … Continue reading

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Turning back the clock

     John Kasich and Republicans around the country are trying to turn back the clock and return to a time before collective bargaining was legal and when workers were treated as slaves by the factory and  mine bosses.  Although the … Continue reading

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Statehouse is the people’s house

     Despite John Kasich’s efforts to turn our state over to the control of business interests, the Statehouse is truly the peoples house this week.  Shannon Jones’s blatant and unconstitutional attack on collective bargaining for state employees has met with … Continue reading

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Friend of Labor

  Ted Strickland Returns To The Ohio Statehouse To Say No on SB 5 www.youtube.com Former Governor Ted Strickland returns to the Ohio Statehouse to Support No on SB 5 on Thursday February 17, 2011. An estimated crowd of 4,000 … Continue reading

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Merit Pay for State Employees-Just Insanity or a Way to Pay Republicans More and Democrats.

     Right now, state pay scales are set by the legislature either based upon the current bargained contract or in the case of exempt employees, by the legislature in cooperation with the Department of Administrative Services.  Everyone is paid according to the … Continue reading

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Ohio Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal 25 year old collective bargaining law

This year marks the silver anniversary of the first OCSEA contract for state employees.  This contract covered 35,000 rank and file employees in the state.  I was on the management bargaining team for the state and this experience formed a cornerstone of … Continue reading

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