labor

Report: White men earn more in Ohio than any other demographic

BY: - July 14, 2021

It probably doesn't come as a shock that White men earn more in Ohio than women and minorities. But a report released Tuesday shows the disparities are striking. In 2019, the average non-White Ohioan made about 20% less than the average White male in the state. And the average White woman made almost a full third less, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Community Survey data conducted by Scioto Analysis, a Columbus-based economics and public policy firm.

Housing advocate: Worker crunch due to a lot more than federal supplements

BY: - May 25, 2021

Federal unemployment supplements are not the sole reason Ohio employers are having a hard time finding workers, an Ohio housing advocate said Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month announced that on June 26 he would end Ohio’s participation in a federal program that provided $300 a week in additional unemployment pay. The money was […]

Ohio House GOP again seeks to weaken prevailing wage law

BY: - March 4, 2021

Twelve House Republicans reignited efforts to rollback Ohio’s prevailing wage law, which requires governments to pay union-scale wages on most construction projects. The lead sponsors, GOP Reps. Craig Riedel and Susan Manchester, presented legislation to a House committee Wednesday that would allow various government entities to opt out from the requirements of Ohio’s prevailing wage […]

COMMENTARY

Terrence Martin: Lessons for my Black son

BY: - June 23, 2020

In some cultures, when a boy reaches the age of 13, his entire community comes together to acknowledge his coming of age in a ceremony that celebrates the beginning of manhood. I’ve had to teach my 13-year-old son that being perceived as a grown Black man can be dangerous. I am afraid for my son. […]

Auto worker at a Chrysler plant in Ohio

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 […]

What you need to know about Ohio’s prevailing wage law

BY: - January 16, 2020

In addition to the federal prevailing wage law, 26 states and Washington D.C. have their own versions of the legislation. Ohio has a prevailing wage law on the books, but lawmakers in 1997 exempted school construction projects from its reach. Efforts to repeal or weaken the law have come and gone since then.  With two […]