Stories tagged with: Senate Bill 5

October 7, 2011 - 2:29pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

The 'We Are Ohio' Campaign is traveling statewide to promote a vote no on Issue 2.

Friday the tour stopped in Zanesville. Ditty's Deli was one of the first local businesses to sign up for the Proud Ohio Workers Program as an opportunity for local business owners to show their support for public and private employees.

"Here locally the city and the workers, they've constantly given as much as they could," said Ditty's Deli Owner D.J Dittmar. "I...

October 5, 2011 - 4:41pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

A local state Democratic party leader made a stop in Zanesville Wednesday. Deputy Director of the Ohio Democratic Party and daughter of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown was the guest speaker as part of City Councilman Grant Hutcheson's re-election campaign.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's daughter, Liz, spoke on the battle between Democrats and Republicans in this year's election.

"We have also had some major grass roots victories in Ohio this year," said Brown. "Last...

September 15, 2011 - 8:52pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

Members of We Are Ohio gathered in front of Zanesville City Hall on Thursday to send a message to the community.

The coalition is asking people to vote "no" on Issue 2.  President of Local 88 Zanesville Professional Firefighters Trevor Meek said Ohioans should not have to balance the budget on their own backs.

"They're asking the working class - the firefighters, the police officers, the teachers - to take pay cuts and to make concessions, eliminating...

September 5, 2011 - 5:00pm
2 years 46 weeks ago

On this Labor Day the celebration of workers was at the forefront of so many minds as the talk of the country's weak job growth and high levels of unemployment continues.

For many at the annual Labor Day parade in Newark the focus was on opposition to Senate Bill 5, the bill that strips public workers of some of their collective bargaining rights. The deadline for pulling the bill -also known as Issue 2 from the November ballot has passed. Now Union Members such as David Mcelfresh are...

July 19, 2011 - 5:05am
3 years 6 days ago

Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law said in a press release they have enough signatures to get a repeal question on the November ballot.

The "We are Ohio" campaign reports that in Muskingum County the Board of Elections validated 4,953 signatures to repeal Senate Bill 5. The law bans public employees from striking and restricts collecting bargaining rights.

Only 782 signatures were needed in the county to reach the required 3% of total vote in the last...

June 24, 2011 - 4:23pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

The fight to repeal Senate Bill 5 is coming to a close.

This is the final week opponents have to collect the some 230,000 signatures needed to place the law on the November ballot. The bill passed by Legislators and signed by Governor Kasich in March limits some of  the collective bargaining rights for over 350,000 public employees statewide.

"They're not giving me a voice, they're going to tell me what I'm going to make and that's just unfair." said Opponent...

June 10, 2011 - 5:54pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Senate Bill 5 and the state budget continue to be hot topics across Ohio.

Yesterday, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor stopped in Zanesville to speak to members of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio. Taylor says Senate Bill 5 along with tough state budget cuts are necessary reforms needed to make Ohio a more marketable state.

"Senate Bill 5 is one piece of that and obviously is more important to give our local governments and our schools the tools that they need to...

May 27, 2011 - 4:17pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

Hot topics like controversial Senate Bill 5 and the state budget continue to spur debate.

This week, when Governor John Kasich stopped in Zanesville to tour the Plaskolite facility, we talked with him about efforts of some Ohioans to repeal Senate Bill 5.

"When somebody in the private sector is paying 23 percent of their health care costs and the average city worker is paying nine, we have people in the private sector paying twice, once for themselves and once for somebody...

May 26, 2011 - 5:37pm
3 years 8 weeks ago

State Senator Jimmy Stewart was one of those in attendance during Thursday's visit by governor Kasich and we talked with him on his recent announcement that he will resign from office in July.

Stewart says it has been a pleasure being able to work in the State Senate for his constituents. He is also grateful for the support he has received over the years serving the 20th district, but says it's time to move on.

"At this point in time, i've been offered an incredible...

May 18, 2011 - 5:36pm
3 years 9 weeks ago

Here in southeast Ohio, we caught up with some local residents and asked them about repealing Senate Bill 5.

New Lexington resident John Clowers thinks it should be repealed because it takes public worker's rights away.

"If he gets in there and gets that thing in there, you're not going to have no rights for nothing. If it doesn't get repealed, he will run through with it," said Clowers.

Former union member Willis Griffiths also thinks it should be repealed and...

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