Posts tagged Cincinnati

    FREEDOM FOUNDATION KICKS OFF MAJOR TV AD CAMPAIGN TARGETING GOVERNMENT WORKERS

    August 29, 2022 // “This is just the beginning of our media outreach campaign to public employees,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Aaron Withe. “Since expanding to all 50 states last summer, we’ve contacted millions of government employees, including teachers, via email, mail and door-to-door canvassing. Now, we’re taking our message to the airwaves. “ Withe said he anticipates huge numbers of government union members will contact the Freedom Foundation thanks to the commercials.

    THWARTING UNION’S THEFT OF VACATION TIME WAS NO SMALL MATTER

    August 1, 2022 // What at first seemed to be insignificant ended up being very consequential indeed. The architects of this scheme knew the courts would have no sympathy. They had been caught and exposed for cheating nonmembers out of vacation time and violating their First Amendment Rights. So the unions chose instead to settle and restore the vacation time of this city Health Department worker and end this unlawful practice. This legal victory means that several union contracts in Ohio will have to be revised. And countless public employees across the state will have their vacation time returned to them.

    Former NKY worker at Duro Hilex Poly tells state official that steelworkers union forced her to be a member

    July 7, 2022 // The complaint notes that Local 832 officials are illegally demanding both union membership and full dues payment from workers as a condition of staying employed, a clear violation of the Commonwealth’s Right to Work law that makes union membership and financial support strictly voluntary. The employee, Melva Hernandez, is receiving free legal aid from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. She maintains that the company deducted dues money illegally from her paycheck for the union as the result of a forced unionism contract provision that cannot lawfully be enforced in Kentucky. Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet Secretary, Melva Hernandez, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, USW Local 832 President Tara Purnhagen,

    AFSCME SETTLES SUIT, AGREES TO STOP SEIZING NONMEMBERS’ VACATION HOURS

    June 8, 2022 // Likely sensing imminent defeat, leaders of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8 have instructed their attorneys to settle a lawsuit filed earlier this year accusing the city of Cincinnati and union of stealing vacation time from Cincinnati public employees. Margaret Lascano, medical assistant,

    OHIO SUIT TARGETS UNIONS’ LATEST MONEY-MAKING SCHEME — SEIZING VACATION TIME

    March 1, 2022 // Under the scheme, AFSCME confiscated four hours of vacation time from Lascano last year and is on track to seize another four in 2022. And while the amount deducted on behalf of one worker isn’t necessarily substantial, the suit is a class action, which means hundreds of others could subsequently join the lawsuit with Lascano — potentially costing the union hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run.