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Opponents Attempting to Repeal H.B. 6

Less than a month after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 6 into law, opponents of the job-saving legislation are working to repeal it through a ballot referendum. On Aug. 29, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office approved resubmitted summary petition language by the group Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts.[…] Read More →

Local Jobs Saved Through Passage of HB 6

More than 4,000 jobs were saved on July 23, when Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6. Gov. Mike DeWine signed the legislation to enact the law to create the Ohio Clean Air Program and to subsidize the operation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and Perry Nuclear Power Plants, which[…] Read More →

Lawmakers Pass House Bill 6 and Save Ohio’s Nuclear Power Plants

On July 23, Ohio lawmakers passed House Bill 6 and ensured the continued operation of the state’s two nuclear power plants, saving more than 4,000 jobs, including members of the building trades. H.B 6 creates the Ohio Clean Energy Program, which will charge Ohio electrical customers a monthly surcharge ranging[…] Read More →

HB 6 vote pushed back to Aug. 1

Proponents of a bill to save the jobs of more than 4,000 Ohioans will have to wait until August for members of the Ohio House to vote on this legislation. Speaker of the Ohio House, Larry Householder, pushed back a vote on House Bill 6, which will create the Ohio[…] Read More →

HB 6 deadline passes without a decision

Ohio legislators failed to meet a June deadline to pass House Bill 6 – legislation designed to keep Ohio’s two nuclear power plants open. The June 30 deadline was set by FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., who hoped legislators would decide to subsidize the operation of the[…] Read More →

Cleveland Building Trades leaders urge senate to save Ohio nuclear power plants

Leaders from Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council affiliated Local Unions urged the state Senate to support House Bill 6, legislation designed to save the state’s two nuclear power plants. During a June 18 rally in Cleveland, Laborers’ Local 310 Business Manager Terry Joyce, IBEW Local 673 Business Manager Dave[…] Read More →