Category Archives: Labor

Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week!

Should a person be forced, against their will, to reach into their own pocket and give money to a cause with which they disagree?  This is the question that thousands of union members in Ohio are confronted with every year.  …

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California Case Sheds Light on Why Teacher Tenure is Bad for Students

“Evidence has been elicited in this trial of the specific effect of grossly ineffective teachers on students. The evidence is compelling. Indeed, it shocks the conscience.”  So said California state judge Rolf Treu in deciding Vergara v. California. The decision, …

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The Real Crisis Is Youth Unemployment, Not the Minimum Wage

Over the past year, grave warnings of an ongoing crisis have been issued from politically Left-leaning think tanks like Policy Matters Ohio all the way up to the President of the United States. This relentless drumbeat of doom, the specter …

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The Right to Say Yes, the Freedom to Say No: Right to Work in Ohio

“Should Ohioans be compelled to join a union as a condition of their employment? Should workers be forced to watch their hard-earned dollars be taken from their paychecks in support of causes and political candidates they do not support? Should …

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5.4K Private Sectors Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Dips but Remains Higher than National Rate.

The December 2013 Ohio By the Numbers report shows an increase of 5,400 private sector jobs.  Ohio’s labor force increased for the second straight month and  its unemployment rate ticked down to 7.2 percent from 7.4 percent in November.  But the gap between …

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New BLS Data Shows Why Medicaid Expansion is Terrible Idea for Jobs

The latest job numbers for Ohio should give policymakers considering Medicaid expansion reason to pause, at least if they want to keep creating jobs and getting Ohioans employed. While Ohio gained 5,300 private sector jobs in July, the labor force …

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Special Election Alert: Voters Should Ask Tough Questions

Tomorrow 19 school districts across the state will be asking taxpayers to raise taxes in the August Special Election.  Before voters go to the polls, they need to ask tough questions of their school boards to assure themselves that their …

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