Posted September 24, 2022 in eNews
7: During the current legislative term, a group of extreme Ohio lawmakers have introduced seven gag order bills that would discourage or outright prevent teachers from talking about race, sexual orientation, or gender identity. They’ll have to go through Cynthia Peeples and Honesty for Ohio Education first. In a new spotlight blog, Tanisha Pruitt, Ph.D. profiles Honesty for Ohio Education, a coalition of parents, educators, students, and advocates that formed to protect our kids’ freedom to learn.
$2,800: Shady employers steal an average of $2,800 from nearly a quarter of a million Ohioans each year by paying them less than the minimum wage. That’s just one form of wage theft. The Guardians for Fair Work are working with Cleveland City Council to pass an ordinance to protect working people from having their wages stolen. Show your support here!
909 times: That’s how much more the CEO of Kroger, Rodney McMullen, made than the typical employee in 2020, according to last year’s report by Michael Shields. Members of UFCW Local 1059 in Central Ohio say they’re sick of being underpaid and unfairly treated and voted to authorize a strike. Negotiations are ongoing. Caitlin Johnson made a Tiktok about how the UFCW members are part of Central Ohio’s hot labor summer.
12: Daniel Ortiz was one of 12 contributors to the Center for Community Solutions “Dear County Executive” series. He challenged the two candidates vying for Cuyahoga County Executive to build trust with the county’s diverse communities.
Join All in for Ohio Kids for a virtual lunch & learn on school funding and vouchers Thursday Sept 29th at 12 p.m. Register here.
On October 6th at 7 p.m., our partners at NOBLE will cohost a debate between candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart. They’ll focus on plans to support county residents with low incomes through health and human service programs. Learn more.