Posted on 09/19/18 by Hannah Halbert in Revenue & Budget
The first debate in the Ohio Governor’s race is tonight at 7pm at the University of Dayton.
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Will the candidates support expanding overtime protections so more people are paid for all the hours they work? (We’re losing... read more
Posted on 11/22/17 by Hannah Halbert in Education & Training
Military veterans are vulnerable to predatory recruitment by for-profit career colleges. In many cases, for-profit career colleges see them as “dollar signs in uniform,” according to a 2011 report by assistant director for service member... read more
Posted on 09/14/17 by Hannah Halbert in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
The latest poverty and income data released this week by the U.S. Census showed real gains across the nation. Programs designed to help struggling people makes ends meet work. Food assistance (SNAP), the Earned Income... read more
Posted on 09/07/17 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
By Hannah Halbert and Rachel Hirsch
In its 2018-19 budget, the Ohio legislature took an important step toward supporting quality skill-based training programs for Ohioans eligible for food assistance (SNAP). The new law requires that the... read more
Posted on 06/13/17 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Workers’ comp bill puts politics before worker safety
Nearly 105,000 Ohio workers were hurt at work in 2015, and more than 200 lost their lives. Families depend on the workers’ compensation system to make sure that... read more
Posted on 03/28/17 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Acosta has a history of acting along partisan lines
After the failed nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor, the Trump administration put forward Alexander Acosta, dean of the Florida International University College of Law... read more
Posted on 11/17/16 by Hannah Halbert in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
Policy Matters Ohio joins workers in testimony to the Joint Committee on Unemployment Compensation Reform.
I’m a coal miner’s daughter. In the boom years, we were lucky enough to take a summer vacation. We’d drive to... read more
Posted on 03/29/16 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Fair share is fair.
That was the finding of an equally divided U.S. Supreme Court, which today issued a one-sentence decision that upheld nearly 40 years of legal precedent and the right of public sector workers... read more