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Landmark labor bill clears U.S. House

BY: - February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed landmark pro-labor legislation Thursday that backers said could begin to reverse the country’s decades-long decline in union membership. The bill passed largely along party lines by a vote of 224-194. Ohio’s U.S. Congressional delegation split along party lines with all four Democrats voting in favor and all 12 Republicans […]

Congressional Dems advance pro-union reforms with an eye toward Nov. elections

BY: - February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON — Buried under news about the Iowa caucuses, the president’s State of the Union address and the end of the impeachment trial is an upcoming vote on what could be the most significant labor reform legislation in a generation. The U.S. House bill would strengthen protections for workers who organize for higher wages, better […]

Two Republican Ohio House members look to eliminate prevailing wage law

BY: - January 15, 2020

Two Republican legislators have asked their colleagues to support a soon-to-be proposed bill which would eliminate prevailing wage in Ohio. The impending legislative battle is likely to spark objections from labor unions and put pressure on House Speaker Larry Householder, who reportedly made a commitment to labor groups in his quest for leadership a year […]

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive trade deal

BY: - December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.   If ratified, the deal would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

Massive trade deal presents political conundrum for Democrats

BY: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — With only a few legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the year, House Democrats are eager to show that they can legislate while also pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A massive trade deal represents their best shot at showing they can do so — but passing it would hand […]