Stories tagged with: Senate Bill 5

May 9, 2011 - 10:57am
4 years 39 weeks ago

The Fraternal Order of Police and Zanesville Mayor Howard Zwelling ask support from voters in repealing Senate Bill 5.

Mayor Zwelling said when he testified again the bill he spoke about his relationship negotiating with the fire and police unions and how they've always made concessions during difficult times.

"The fact of the matter is that I'm diametrically opposed to Senate Bill 5 and I think collective bargaining is something the legislature has no business in and there...

May 7, 2011 - 4:14pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

Senator Jimmy Stewart made a stop in Malta on Saturday to visit with locals at the annual Mother's Day flea market.

Senator Stewart said many people have been approaching him with their concerns over the state's budget. It was passed earlier this week by the House and will now move on to the Senate for review.

"We'll be having hearings on it for the next three or four weeks, plan to make some pretty significant changes to what the House passed," said Senator Stewart....

May 5, 2011 - 11:20am
4 years 40 weeks ago

Union Local 88 is asking you to help put a referendum for Senate Bill 5 on the November ballot.

In the State of Ohio over 230,000 signatures are needed by June 30th in order to let the voters decide to keep or do away with the bill that limits the collective bargaining rights for thousands of public employees.

"I just think the public should have a chance to look at the facts and listen to both sides and have an opportunity to consider the testimony that was given by...

April 23, 2011 - 9:40pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

The fight to repeal Senate Bill 5 is well underway.

Over 230,000 signatures from 44 different counties are needed to place a referendum of the law on the November ballot. Volunteers from the We Are Ohio campaign were at Ohio University - Zanesville on Saturday helping to collect the required amount.

"We have community members, we have members of labor, we have republicans, we have democrats from all across the state and even anywhere in the United States," said...

March 31, 2011 - 4:35am
4 years 45 weeks ago

The Ohio Legislature has passed Senate Bill 5.

The bill would limit collective bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers. The full house approved the measure late Wednesday afternoon on a 53-55 vote. Then later Wednesday night the Senate voted to approve the altered bill 17-16.

The measure affects safety workers, teachers and a host of other government personnel. It allows unions to negotiate wages but not health care, sick time or pension benefits.

It also does away...

March 28, 2011 - 8:13pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

With just hours until the State House is expected to vote on controversial Senate Bill 5, many southeast Ohioans are still putting up a fight against the measure.

Dozens of public workers gathered at the IBEW hall in Nashport Monday evening to rally against the bill that would restrict some of the collective bargaining rights for some 350,000 public workers in the state.

"We don't need the legislature to come in and change a bunch of things that really is going to affect the...

March 15, 2011 - 8:44pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

As Governor Kasich released his drastically cut budget proposal Tuesday, many public workers across the state including here in southeast Ohio have not forgotten about Senate Bill 5. Click the video link on the left to view Mark Bullion's full story.

Emotions ran high Tuesday evening as dozens gathered in Cambridge to rally against Senate Bill 5. The bill, now currently in the House, strips public workers of some of their collective bargaining rights.

"They are wanting...

March 10, 2011 - 9:20pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

Teachers, police officers, firefighters, and dozens of other public employees from all over the area joined together outside the Perry County Courthouse on Thursday to protest Senate Bill 5.

"It's kind of frightening some of the changes that they want to make," said High School Teacher Jacqueline Bolyard.

The bill, which is currently under review by the Ohio House of Representatives would eliminate collective bargaining rights for man than 350,000 union members...

March 9, 2011 - 4:57pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

With the recent controversy surrounding Senate Bill 5, Governor John Kasich is continuing to chip away at the state's nearly $8 billion deficit. The governor said by eliminating collective bargaining rights for unions, it will give power back to the taxpayers.

"Overall this is a part of a major reform plan designed to get our budget balanced, designed to preserve the tax cut, designed to create a platform for economic growth," said Kasich.

He said a lot of people are...

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