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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 →

Gas Tax Hike will Fund Infrastructure Work

In early April, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 62, a two-year transportation-funding bill, which included language to raise the gas and diesel tax, create a new electric and hybrid vehicle tax and make the front license plate on motor vehicles optional. The legislation will go into effect in[…] Read More →

Ohio lawmakers set their sights on Prevailing Wage with H.B. 78

Several Ohio lawmakers targeted Prevailing Wage in their latest anti-union attack, but opponents of the legislation believe H.B. 78 will not make it out of committee. House Bill 78, which is primarily sponsored by State Reps. Craig Riedel (R-Defiance) and Susan Manchester (R–Lakeview), proposes to give local governments, special districts,[…] Read More →

Focus votes on what’s best for our work

By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC Brothers and Sisters, with the November gubernatorial election approaching, I felt it was important to begin reaching out to you monthly to make some brief observations regarding our candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. With that said, you can expect to see this column[…] Read More →

Focus votes on what’s best for our work

Electing Jobs, Families and Futures First By Dave Wondolowski Executive Secretary, CBCTC Brothers and Sisters, with the November gubernatorial election approaching, I felt it was important to begin reaching out to you monthly to make some brief observations regarding our candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. With that said, you[…] Read More →

State legislator unveils new attacks on organized labor

An Ohio state representative has proposed a series of ballot initiatives that would amend the state constitution with language to hurt thousands of union workers and their families. State Rep. John Becker (R-Cincinnati) proposed six amendments to Ohio’s constitution to repeal prevailing wage, enact So-Called “Right to Work” in both[…] Read More →