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Posted March 15, 2009 in eNews
¡Bienvenida! – We’re thrilled to welcome (back) Wendy Patton as a new Senior Associate out of Columbus, focused on federal policy, particularly as it relates to making Ohio’s economy greener while building and retaining employment... read more
Posted January 15, 2009 in eNews
Debate of the State – Governor Strickland’s State of the State address yesterday offered a glimpse of the good (full day kindergarten, early childhood investment, more green job, trains from Cleveland to Columbus to Cincinnati,... read more
Posted October 20, 2008 in eNews
Tricky economy – Since our founding eight years ago, Policy Matters has warned about an economy that doled out treats to the wealthiest while leaving low- and middle-income workers out in the cold. We noted... read more
Posted September 20, 2008 in eNews
Video, audio, and just plain print – See, hear and read about what we’ve been up to, from our director on TV discussing the economy, to our researchers in papers from Akron to Cleveland to... read more
Posted June 20, 2008 in eNews
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes – This month, Governor Strickland signed legislation, passed with broad bipartisan support, to limit interest rates that can be charged for short-term loans to 28% APR, down from the 390% that the industry had... read more
Posted May 20, 2008 in eNews
Payday! – Wednesday, April 30th, the Ohio House of Representatives surprised everyone by passing comprehensive reform to exploitative payday lending. Instead of the 391% annual interest that the industry had been charging, they’ll be limited... read more
Posted March 20, 2008 in eNews
Good Bulbs, Bad Jobs – A supplier of compact fluorescent light bulbs to General Electric requires many to work a 64-hour week that exhausts workers and violates Chinese labor law. Many workers at the southern... read more
Posted October 20, 2007 in eNews
Energizing Event – Don’t miss the Midwest Conference on Labor in the New Energy Economy, which will provide union members and leaders with tools to help create a clean, job-producing economy. The North Shore Federation... read more