The Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013, introduced last April by Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), is backed by a movement of leftists who call the proposal the Robin Hood Tax but who better resemble the Sheriff of Nottingham.
A report commissioned by the City of Columbus recently found that Obamacare may increase the cost of insuring unionized city employees, contrary to the 2010 health law’s sales pitch from supporters including Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio violated Ohio elections law by failing to disclose in-kind support from three labor unions in its July report to the secretary of state, the Ohio Elections Commission (OEC) ruled at a December 5 meeting.
Union-funded ProgressOhio took a comical swing at The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions this week with a report decrying the free market think tank’s donors and affiliations. The report was co-authored by the Soros-funded Center for Media and Democracy.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 supports Obamacare, but now that several Columbus employers of SEIU Local 1 members are cutting hours due to Obamacare the union is threatening a strike.
Roughly three dozen protesters turned out to a May 18 rally opposing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbuss recent firing of Carla Hale, a physical education teacher for the diocese school. Hale, whose contract had an “immorality” clause, was let go in April after it became public knowledge that she is homosexual. Members of various state […]
“Citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition” We Are Ohio is a $42 million fraud, with over 95 percent of its funding to date provided by labor unions. We Are Ohio was created in early 2011 to serve as a front group for the campaign against public union reform, and appears to be the unions’ megaphone of choice […]
The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s entire capital bureau has resigned, according to a Newspaper Guild campaign protesting Plain Dealer newsroom cuts. Save The Plain Dealer spokesman and local Guild president Harlan Spector told The Poynter Institute in December 2012 that impending changes planned by owner Advance Publications will reduce the paper’s Guild staff from 168 to 110. “This week, Book Editor […]
Ohio Supreme Court candidate Bill ONeill, a former judge and perennial candidate for higher office in Northeastern Ohio, is known for his advocacy of progressive policies. Records obtained by Media Trackers Ohio suggest that perhaps ONeill should have better managed his own finances before advocating for increased government spending. During his failed Congressional run in […]
Out-of-state labor unions poured more than $20 million last year into “We Are Ohio,” a Super PAC that worked to repeal state legislation limiting collective bargaining and striking privileges for government employees. Nearly half of the organization’s funding — over 47 percent — came from unions in Washington, D.C. and other states. Although We Are […]