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Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Coronavirus Pandemic Reveals Lack of Safety Net for Ohio Workers

By Joree Novotny According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 3 in 10 American workers cannot take time off when they’re sick without losing wages or even their jobs. That number is much higher for workers in sectors like food service (4 in 5) and personal care/home health (3 in 4). Even fewer can take paid […]

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Who Benefits from Ohio’s Minimum Wage Increase?

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Who Benefits from Ohio’s Minimum Wage Increase?

By Tyler Buchanan One-thousand, two-hundred and ninety-nine years.  The how long it would take for someone making Ohio’s minimum wage to earn the same amount as the state’s highest-earning CEO made in just the Fiscal Year 2018.  TransDigm CEO Kevin Stein earned $23.5 million in FY 2018. An Ohioan earning the minimum wage of $8.70 per hour would […]

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$13 Per Hour or $15 Per Hour? Two Proposals to Increase Minimum Wage in Ohio

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal $13 Per Hour or $15 Per Hour? Two Proposals to Increase Minimum Wage in Ohio

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio progressives are waging a two-pronged war to hike the minimum wage to among the highest of any state in the nation.  On one front, a House committee heard testimony last Wednesday on a bill sponsored by House Democrats that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Similarly, people associated […]

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City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Announces $15 Hourly Wage for Full-Time Employees

Amidst the local and national debate surrounding $15 an hour minimum wage, today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, Mayor Andrew Ginther and President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown announced all full-time, permanent city employees will make a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The City of Columbus has 8,498 permanent, full-time employees. “Closing the wage gap has been […]

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Ohio’s Minimum Wage Will Increase in the New Year

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Minimum Wage Will Increase in the New Year

Following a constitutional amendment passed by Ohio voters in November 2006, Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase once again on January 1, 2018. The increase will apply to all workers employed by businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year, according to a press release. The current minimum wage for the […]

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Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Columbus United March Calls for Community Action

Tuesday night’s March for Justice, hosted by Columbus United, called for solidarity, inclusion, and action. Relevant not only to Donald Trump’s eventual claim of the White House, but also to the attack on OSU’s campus on Monday as well as several current controversial events, the group’s march was preceded by the release of 10 demands […]

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Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots Organization Brings $15 Wage Fight to City Hall

Members of a grassroots socialist campaign gathered at Columbus City Hall Monday to engage city council in a conversation about raising the minimum wage. It was a timely meeting, with governors from California and New York having signed bills phasing in a $15 minimum wage by 2022. It’s been an idea tossed around a lot […]

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