Posted November 19, 2022 in eNews
41: That’s about how many days are left in this year’s lame duck legislative session — fewer if legislators go home before the year is out. Some lawmakers are attempting to push through a lot of bad bills, but Ohioans are coming together across race and place to stand up for our communities. Innovation Ohio put together a great resource about what’s moving and how to engage. Check it out!
1.8 million: That is the number of children in Ohio who would benefit from a “thriving families tax credit.” Will Petrik analyzed two proposals. Each would provide nearly 1 million Ohio families with about an extra $1,000 a year to spend on food, housing, school supplies and other basics.
15,700: That’s the number of jobs Ohio added last month. Not to mention the upward revision of September’s jobs numbers, which flipped a projected job loss to a gain of 5,600. Monthly jobs data are subject to revision, but if these numbers hold up, it’s very good news for working people in Ohio, especially as inflation slows faster than predicted. Get the details in this month’s JobWatch, from researcher Michael Shields.
19 million: When Congress allowed the federal child tax credit (CTC) expansion to expire, they took away resources from 19 million kids across the country, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That’s why we’re calling on Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown to pass an end-of-year budget bill that includes an expanded CTC and an expanded earned income tax credit (EITC). If you’re part of an organization, please join this sign-on letter!
Billions! Americans of all walks of life successfully pushed our federal leaders to provide billions of dollars in COVID relief, improve our infrastructure, lower health care costs and address climate change. Now that those funds are flowing to our communities, it’s time to push our local officials to use that money to do the most good for the most people. Check out All in For Ohio’s Climate Jobs resource page for tips on how to advocate for your community.
100+ More than 100 Starbucks stores across the country — including three in Cleveland and one in Columbus — went on strike this week. And on Tuesday, The National Labor Relations Board asked a federal court in Michigan for a "nationwide cease and desist order" to stop Starbucks from firing workers for organizing.
12: The Ohio Domestic Violence Network found 12 ways better jobs can contribute to safer homes by reducing intimate partner violence, from a living minimum wage to paid leave. Check out all 12 of their fact sheets here.
On Saturday, November 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Northeast Ohio Worker Center is hosting a free wage theft clinic. If you think your boss has cheated you out of your pay, you should attend.
Want to learn about participatory budgeting? PB CLE is hosting a free event on November 19 at 4 p.m. at Platform 13, 7500 Cedar Ave, Cleveland. Go for the food and live music, stay to learn about this bold experiment in direct democracy!
Enroll in an ACA marketplace health care plan by December 15th for coverage that starts on January 1, 2023. Open enrollment lasts until January 15.
The Cleveland Metro Bar Association will host a virtual update on Cleveland's Consent Decree on Friday, December 2nd from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register here.