Monthly Archives: February 2011

School construction projects no longer favor unions

According to the Columbus Dispatch, unions experienced another setback yesterday when the Ohio School Facilities Commission repealed the policy giving organized labor the upper hand in school construction projects.   The new policies will even the playing field and allow the market …

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Rhode Island School District’s Solution to Budget Woes: Lay Off All Teachers

Providence schools are in a world of hurt. The district is expected to have a $40 million budget deficit in the coming school year. Since Rhode Island law specifies that teachers must be notified by March 1, regarding changes to …

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Is the Middle Class at Stake?

I’ve seen a lot of signs from protesters saying that Senate Bill 5 kills jobs and harms the middle class.  Even former Governor Strickland expressed these sentiments in an email he sent to his supporters encouraging them to “show up, …

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The Tide is Turning Against Unions

Unions are slipping in opinion polls.  According to a Clarus Poll which came out last week, 64 percent of voters nationally do not believe government workers should have the right to collectively bargain.  Only 29 percent weighed in on the opposite side.  Several …

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A Word from Ohio’s Oppressed Professors

In an email to its members, the American Associate of University Professors wrote: “While the exact wording varies from state to state, the intent of the bills is the same; they all seek to deny public employees, including many faculty, the right …

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Pictures from Statehouse Tea Party Rally

On Thursday morning, Matt Mayer spoke at a tea party rally at the Statehouse. His remarks focused on collective bargaining for public employees and big fixes that could get Ohio back on track. My favorite picture is the second one …

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The Status Quo isn’t Affordable

Visit our audio blog to hear Buckeye Institute President Matt Mayer’s interview on Bob Conners this morning.  Mayer talked about the repeal of collective bargaining and his testimony (as an interested party) on Senate Bill 5. Here are some of …

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