Posted on 12/22/15 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
Since the introduction of Ohio House Bill 394, the bill that would slash unemployment benefits and make it harder to get them, two dozen witnesses have opposed it in oral or written testimony to the House Insurance Committee. That has given its backers pause, at least to the point that the committee – and the House – did not act on it this year.
But the opposition goes beyond the health and human service advocates, the labor unions, the anti-poverty organizations, the civil libertarians and others who have outlined the numerous defects in the bill.
Eight newspapers have run editorials about House... read more
Posted on 12/02/15 by Hannah Halbert in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
A bill that threatens unemployment benefits for all Ohioans disproportionately targets older workers. The legislation, House Bill 394, repeals bipartisan legislation, approved unanimously by both houses of the Ohio General Assembly in 2007. That 2007... read more
Posted on 11/19/15 by Zach Schiller in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
A bill introduced recently in the Ohio House would reduce unemployment benefits in Ohio – and the ability of workers to qualify for them – so that Ohio’s unemployment program would become among the most... read more
Posted on 10/09/15 in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
Governor Kasich’s decision to accept federal food aid for some struggling parts of Ohio but not others is drawing strong opposition from elected officials in the wake of a Policy Matters report that called attention... read more
Posted on 04/30/15 by Hannah Halbert in Basic Needs + Unemployment Compensation
Part-time faculty at colleges and universities work under some pretty surprising conditions. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that nearly 40 percent of part-time faculty in Ohio are living at or near poverty. Often these educators... read more