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Ohio | Organizations

Sinclair Community College Orders Work Crew to Remove “Sexist” Warning Sign

A construction crew at Sinclair Community College (SCC) was told to remove a “Men Working” sign after a college administrator called the sign “sexist,” FOX 45 and ABC 22 in Dayton reported. Elizabeth Verzi, the college’s manager of construction and projects, demanded the Jcrane crew stop work and remove the offending sign before continuing with […]

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Ohio Unions Recruit for Michigan Workplace Freedom Protests

The Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA) and We Are Ohio are recruiting for December 11 union protests of workplace freedom in Lansing, Michigan. OCSEA, one of Ohio’s largest public employee unions, is an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) affiliate, and We Are Ohio is a labor campaign committee. On Friday, […]

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We Are Ohio: Solidarity With Some of Michigan

Union front group We Are Ohio updated its Facebook logo on December 8 to a graphic bearing the phrase “WE ARE WITH YOU” next to an image of the state of Michigan. Michigan is highlighted in red in this partial map of the United States: Following is the logo We Are Ohio currently displays to […]

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Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” Has Barely-Bipartisan Support in Ohio

The “bipartisan” support claimed by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a national coalition of more than 700 mostly progressive mayors, is slim and dwindling in Ohio. MAIG, founded by anti-Second Amendment New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has coordinated with leftist groups and staffers in Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s office to target Ohioans’ gun rights. […]

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“Jefferson Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility” Calls for Spending Cuts

A recent Jefferson Area Local School District union contract extension is not sitting well with some voters, following a failed property tax renewal levy. Jefferson Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, a local taxpayer advocacy group, has been especially vocal in its criticisms, The Star Beacon in Ashtabula reported on November 10. The Jefferson Area Local School […]

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Kellogg Foundation, Applied Research Center Lead “Voter Suppression” Charge

The progressive W.K. Kellogg Foundation has played a key role in attacks on True The Vote and voter identification laws by funding “national racial justice organization” the Applied Research Center (ARC). In April 2012, ARC’s Colorlines.com partnered with The Nation to create an election-year feature providing “in-depth coverage of voter suppression efforts nationwide.” Grant data show that between 2005 […]

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Universal Health Care Action Network Ignores Mathematics, Reality

The Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio) responded to Governor John Kasich’s official refusal to implement a state Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange with a combination of disappointment and denial. UHCAN Ohio Executive Director Cathy Levine, who also serves as co-chair of the progressive group’s Ohio Consumers for Health […]

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Former State Development Director Faces Ethics Questions

Former Ohio Development Services Agency (DSA) director Jim Leftwich, who was laid off from a new DSA role and resigned from the state’s Third Frontier Advisory Board in early October, must now answer to the Ohio Ethics Commission for a potential conflict of interest. Leftwich allegedly wielded the power of his state positions for personal […]

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