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  November 8 - Historic Win Preserves Rights for Press Release  
November 8 - A Victory for Ohioans..Click to read letter from AFT President Randi Weingarten
November 4 - Read article in the National Memo entitles Will The Ohio GOP's War on Firefighters Flame Out Next Tuesday?
October 27 - Issue 2 Eliminates our Rights at flyer
October 27 - Disturbing article appears in The Washington article
October 20 - OFT President Sue Taylor sends email entitled Yes On 2 Ad Uses Flawed Info - Get the article
October 18 - Ohio NBC Affiliate stations partner to bring the only statewide televised debate of Issue press release
October 10 - Vote Early, Vote flyer
October 9 - The Columbus Dispatch publishes article entitled Outside group spending money to save Senate Bill 5. Read article
October 7 - Cleveland Teachers Union Makes a article
October 5 - Myth -vs- Fact flyer
September 19 - Get the Facts flyer is
Summary of Wisconsin "Handbooks" (rather than negotiated agreements) Read Here
Sept 2 -We Are Ohioissues Press Release about first advertisement with first responders.
August 20 - CFT/ACPSOP members attend Stand Up Ohio Concert at Ohio State Fair.
August 18 - The Columbus Dispatch - Anti-SB5 Coalition not up for more
August 18 - The Cincinnati Enquirer - Kasich, GOP to discuss SB5 compromise .. read more
August 17 - Make a Difference in Ohio - Vote No on Issue 2 ..Download Flyer
August 15 - Get the Facts about SB5. Download Flyer
August 12 - We Are Ohio Dismisses Back Room Deal Tactics, Remains Committed to Repeal SB5. Read Press Release
August 12 - The State Budget's Impact on Ohio Charter & Voucher Policy - Brief Outlines Expansion, Highlights Weak Accountablility Measures. Read more
Senate Bill 5 is an Unfair Law
Workers can still be jailed for striking.
Workers can be dismissed from their jobs without reason. This extreme bill gives bosses the power to hire and fire, promote and demote, punish or reward, favor or harass anyone they want to at will.

Favoritism pay means workers will hae to face being punished with pay cuts, demotions, even risk of being fired in order to speak up for their right to have bulletproof vests, oxygen masks, safe vehicles, more firefighters on the truck etc.

Bosses hold all the cards and that means a return to the days of racial and gender discrimination, cronyism, nepotism, and favoritism. Friends will hire friends. Bosses will hire family members.
Who Funds the Right Wing Noise Machine?....YOU DO when you buy the following products from Koch Industries:
Quilted Northern *** Angel Soft *** Brawney *** Sparkle *** Mardi Gras *** Soft 'n Gentle *** Vanity Fair *** Dixie Brand *** Georgia-Pacific Building Products.
Please think twice before you buy any of these products! The Koch Brothers are funding the politicians who want to squash the American middle class!
OFT President Sue Taylor hand delivers letter to House Speaker William Batchelder urging removal of SB5 items from HB153 - Budget. Read letter.
This Teacher is "Mad as Hell" - An article by Angela Beeley in the April 26 edition of Education Week. Read Here.
Why We Need Collective Bargaining - An excellent read by Jim Brudney, OSU Law Professor. This piece defuncts any "myths" about public & private sector collective bargaining.
May 4, 2011 - "Repeal SB5? Count Me In, says Seitz" Read Here
April 26, 2011 - posts article entitiled "Accountability lost in Redistricting: David Pepper and Jennifer Brunner. Read
April 17, 2011 - Rep. Mike Foley, creates petition at that is getting alot of attention and may be of interest to you. The petition calls for support of legislation to allow for the recall of state elected officials in the State of Ohio. Read More
HB194: Voter Suppression Bill Petitions - CFT/ACPSOP has petitions at the office. Stop in and sign a petition. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Facts about HB194:
1. Severely restricts voting rights & opportunities.
2. Needlessly disqualifies eligible votes.
3. Eliminates local control & requires "one size fits all" approach. Click here to read more detailed talking points.
April 15, 2011 - We are Ohio thrilled to get green light to gather signatures to fight unfair attack on employee rights and worker safety. Read Press Release
April 2, 2011 - So the battle is on. As Yogi berra said, "it ain't over till it's over" and the battle on Senate Bill 5 is far from more
April 1, 2011 - From The New York Times - News Analysis: Ohio's Anti-Union Law is Tougher Than Wisconsin's - Click to read
March 31, 2011 - AFT Statement on Ohio Governor's Signing of Controversial Legislation. Read President Weingarten's statement.
March 31, 2011 - OFT Press Statement on Governor's Signing of SB5 - Citizens to Veto SB5, Protect Ohio By Overturning Harmful Law.
March 31, 2011 - Collective Bargaining Bill Clears Both Chambers; Kasich to Sign by End of Week - SB5 Debate Summary The Hannah Report 3.30.11
March 31, 2011 - Fiscal Conservatives, Progressives Look into Pending Battle over SB5. The Hannah Report 3.30.11. SB5 Battle is On!
March 31, 2011 - Columbus Dispatch Article: Assembly sends SB5 to Kasich; Republican bill limits collective bargaining for public employees. Read here
March 30, 2011 - Ohio Legislature approves SB5. Read here.
Dayton Business Journal Poll - Are Public School Teachers Overpaid? Click here to participate.
March 9, 2011 - House Commerce & Labor hearing summary on SB5. Read here
A Week in Review -
March 4, 2011- provided by The Hannah Report
March 4, 2011 - SB5 could get 3 weeks of hearings in the House according to Speaker. Democrat Calls for Town Hall Meetings on SB5; House Majority Says Committee Will Fully Vet. Story originally published in The Hannah Report; 3.3.11
Jon Stewart calls out Fox News' Hypocrisy Comparing Teachers, Wall Street. Read & watch video
March 4, 2011 - Please read the LSC summary of the version of SB5 that passed in the Senate Insurance Commerce & Labor committee.
Procedure for a statewide referendum - Click the link to read what is involved in the process. Procedure link
March 4, 2011 - Read the latest edition of theCEA Voice(Columbus Education Assn)
March 3, 2011 - Needed 7-Got 6
Ohioans united against the bill, but we needed 7 Republicans. In the end we got 6. Read more.
Whats Next? - Tuesday, March 15 will be a huge Rally Day in Ohio. There will be a big rally on Fountain Square from 4:45 - 6:00. CFT/ACPSOP will have busses stationed at various schools. The state budget will be released on March 15 and that day also is the kick off day for the referendum petition signing. See your BR for details. More info to follow soon.
March 2, 2011 - The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Committee Approves Senate Bill 5.
March 2, 2011 - Ohio Senate Republicans remove committee member to ensure approval of collective bargaining bill. Read Here
March 1, 2011 - Rally to Save the Middle Class. Click here to read a letter from Sue Taylor, OFT President to all local leaders & the inaccurate Dispatch article that follows.
February 28, 2011 - Article in Columbus Dispatch: Tension builds over collective-bargaining bill in Ohio
February 28, 2011 - Columbus Dispatch article: Kasich calls altering collective bargaining only first step.
Read All About It - What EXACTLY is the impact of SB5 on CFT/ACPSOP Members? Find out here
Key Provisions of SB5 and the Potential Impact - A analysis of SB5 constructed by attorney Donald J. Mooney, Jr, explaining the potential impact of the bill on Collective Bargaining in the State of Ohio. Read this.
February 27, 2011 - A MUST READ.......Don Mooney was a guest columnist in the Cincinnati Enquirer. His article entitled SB 5 Would Ultimately Hurt Every Ohioan, can be read here.
February 25, 2011 - Ohio Federation of Teachers President, Sue Taylor issued a press release concerning Imposed deadline for Amendments to SB5. Read here
February 21, 2011 - Columbus Dispatch article entitled "Some GOP Senators Say Bill Goes Too Far"
February 21, 2011 - Read article on
February 21, 2011 - CFT members stand in rain at Dayton Rally.View pics. If you were there, we wanna include your pictures! Click here to send them
The ED Show on First Wisconsin then Ohio? View video here
February 18, 2011 - Congresswoman Betty Sutton (Dist. 13) issued a press release urging Ohioans to Stand with Workers.
February 15, 2011 - Proponent Testimony was heard in front of the Senate Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee. We have copies of testimony from BASA (Buckeye Assn. of School Administrators), OASBO/OSBA (Ohio School Board Assn) CCA (County Commissioners Assn of OH).

Proposed Senate Bill 5 ends Collective Bargaining for all State Workers -
On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro proposed senate bill 5 which essentially would wipe out collective bargaining rights for all state workers including institutions of Higher Education. Some of the items in the bill that directly effect CFT/ACPSOP represented employees include:

  • Removing health insurance from collective bargaining and would require all employees to cover a minimum of 20% of cost.
  • Teachers will not have the right to pick placement.
  • Longevity no longer a factor in layoff decisions.

These are only a few of the bill items. Click here to read the entire testimony as presented by Sen. Jones.







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