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 when a breadwinner is hurt at work, she gets treated, and the family has an income to rely on while she recovers. But a provision in this year’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget (HB 27) would bar that protection for undocumented immigrants – putting them and their coworkers in harm’s way.
This bill has already passed the Ohio House and is now being debated in the... 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 Insurance
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
Posted on 09/16/15 by Hannah Halbert in Work & Wages
Full-time employment has rebounded to pre-recession levels, but new census data shows wages are so low that 1.4 million more workers are living in poverty compared to 2007.
The data released today by the U.S. Census... read more