Posts tagged Columbus

    Report: Kroger eyes possibility of Ohio employee strike

    September 19, 2022 // "It's business as usual at Kroger. A strike authorization doesn't mean a strike. Associates should continue to report to work as scheduled." WBNS also quoted the Kroger statement as saying: "The fully recommended agreement on our last best and final offer showed our commitment to the whole person, providing wage increases, high-quality, affordable health care, and a pension benefit for retirement.

    Why teachers in Ohio’s largest school district voted to go on strike

    August 24, 2022 // The showdown is the latest in years of tensions across the nation between teachers who argue they are underpaid and underappreciated, particularly after navigating the coronavirus pandemic, and school systems that say they are strapped for cash. In Columbus, teachers say they want guarantees of smaller class sizes, full-time art, music and physical education teachers in elementary schools and a cap on the number of class periods throughout the school day.

    Ohio teachers union on strike days before school starts

    August 23, 2022 // Columbus teachers negotiated 22 times with the school district over five months before deciding to strike, WCMH reported. The Columbus Education Association, which oversees Ohio's largest school district, filed a notice to strike earlier this month if an agreement could not be produced. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther on Sunday evening urged both the Columbus Education Association and the school district to return to negotiations. "More than anything, the pandemic has made clear the importance of having kids in the classroom," he wrote. Becky Pringle

    Columbus teachers’ union votes to authorize 10-day strike notice| What we know

    August 9, 2022 // The union is asking for smaller class sizes; full-time art, music and physical education teachers; functioning heating and cooling systems in schools; more planning time for teachers; a cap on the number of class periods in the day; and "other working conditions that recruit and retain the best educators for out students."

    Columbus teachers union threaten 10-day strike amid contract negotiations

    July 29, 2022 // The CEA has called a meeting of its general membership on Aug. 4. If the board refuses to schedule negotiation dates in August, membership will vote to recommend authorization of the issuance of a 10-day strike notice. Jessica O'Donnell, a CCS parent said tax breaks for developers are also an issue. "That's money that should be going toward the schools is giving developers write-offs or reasons to come to Columbus. which isn't putting money toward our schools, and if they were, maybe my kid would have heat during the winter or not be sitting in a classroom that's 105," she said. Columbus City Schools, Regina Fuentes, John Coneglio, federal ESSER funds to update HVAC systems,

    Unions rally for COVID hazard pay after arbitrator sides with the state

    June 22, 2022 // “Pay us our motherf***ing money.” The American Rescue Plan is the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package approved early in President Joe Biden’s term. That measure sent more than $10 billion to Ohio — about half it going to the state and the other half split among local governments. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther contrasted his decision to use that funding for public employees. “If we can do it at the local level, we certainly can do it at the state level,” Ginther said. “And we stand in solidarity with you today.” Lorain Correctional Institution, Appalachian Community Grant Program, Wilson Humphrey,


    March 29, 2022 // Read the fine print in your union membership agreement and you’ll find it’s filled with exceptions and loopholes intended to undermine the clear intent of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, which identified forced union membership or dues as a violation of the worker’s First Amendment rights.