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Former Governor Makes Big Decision

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland (D) will not run for his old job in 2014. Strickland announced Tuesday morning that he would not challenge Gov. Joh...

Anti-Union Bill Playing Big Role In Ohio Races In 2012

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

Union workers in Ohio are hoping that resentment about a Republican law that would have stripped public employees of their collective bargaining right...

Governor Compared To Bin Laden

Anna Staver | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

An Ohio prison guard has lost his job because of comments he made on Facebook about the state's governor. According to the Middletown Journal, the ...

How the 99% Won in the Fight for Worker Rights

Andy Kroll | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

Republican governor John Kasich's anti-union law might still be on the books if not for the force of OWS. And if the Occupy movement survives, if it regroups and adapts to life beyond Zuccotti Park, you can bet it will notch more political victories in 2012.

Unions Flex Their Political Muscle In Ohio

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Union leaders said Wednesday their success in striking down an Ohio law curbing collective bargaining rights for public workers poi...

John Celock

Labor Leader Takes Issue 2 Victory Lap

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecting the results with the Occupy Wall Street movement, organized labor is taking a victory lap over Tuesday's repeal of Ohio's con...

Issue 2 Was UpHill Fight For Kasich

Solon Patch | Chris Mazzolini | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

In retrospect, Issue 2 never stood a chance. Opponents outmatched supporters in money, motivation and message. It's no surprise they had more votes...

John Celock

Voters To Decide Fate Of Controversial Ohio Law

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Ohio voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of the state's controversial collective bargaining law. Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill...

John Celock

Gov. John Kasich To Face Little Long-Term Damage If Issue 2 Fails, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

With opinion polls showing Ohio's controversial law against collective bargaining heading for defeat in a Nov. 8 referendum, experts said that Gov. Jo...

Amanda Terkel

Progressives Plot Ballot Initiative Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by grassroots energy from the protests in Wisconsin earlier this year, progressives are now planning an offensive strategy. Organ...

GOP Governor Looks To Stop Effort To Repeal Controversial Anti-Union Law

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they're offering to discuss weakening a new law limiting coll...

Opponents Of Ohio Union Law Say They Have Enough Repeal Signatures

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law say they have enough signatures to get a repeal question on November's ballot...

Opponents Start Push To Repeal Ohio's Anti-Union Law

AP | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opponents of an Ohio law to limit public workers' collective bargaining rights have started gathering signatures to get a refer...

Andrea Stone

Firefighters, Cops Warn Republicans Anti-Union Stance Has Consequences

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders from two unions known to support the Republican Party warned of serious repercussions for GOP candidates in the 2012 elections, ...

Ohio Police, Firefighters Decry Collective Bargaining Limits

AP | MEGHAN BARR and THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

(AP) CLEVELAND — Unlike Wisconsin's high-profile effort to limit collective bargaining rights for public workers, Ohio's includes police and fir...

Ohio Anti-Union Bill Signed Into Law By John Kasich

Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

(AP) CLEVELAND - Gov. John Kasich on Thursday signed into law a limit on the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers, defying Democrats...

Return to Wisconsin: The Beginning or the End?

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In the February weeks I spent in snowy Madison, I tried to make sense of the massive protests unfolding around me. What was I witnessing? The beginning of a new movement in this country, or the last stand of organized labor?

Ohio Collective Bargaining Restrictions Prevail, But Unions Vow Fight

AP | MEGHAN BARR and THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

CLEVELAND (AP) — Unlike Wisconsin's high-profile effort to limit collective bargaining rights for public workers, Ohio's includes police and fir...

Ohio Union Bill Poised To Become Law

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Labor stronghold Ohio assumed center stage Wednesday in the fight over collective bargaining rights for public workers as the s...

GOP Gov's State Of State Doesn't Solve State's Budget Mystery

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich gave one of the longest State of the State addresses in recent memory, yet he provided few specifics as to how...

Pomp, Protests To Mix On Day Of Ohio Gov's Speech

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Amid pro-labor protests Tuesday, Gov. John Kasich said in his first State of the State address that big changes are ahead for O...

Ohio Union Protests Preface GOP Governor's First State Of State

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH and ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Outcry over collective bargaining proposals in Ohio threatened to overshadow Republican Gov. John Kasich's first State of the S...

Ohio Governor Predicts Anti-Union Bill Will Become Law

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich said Friday that he anticipates the Legislature will pass a tough bill restricting union activity by public wo...