Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ohio Unions Still Fighting SB5

Collecting bargaining rights are back on the table as Republican Gov. John Kasich prays as he may to keep SB5, yet voters have a different idea.

Unions won't have it, they've challenged the ballot, and now are working at repealing. Thus far, the effort has garnered immense support collecting over 1.2 million signatures.

Each county requires quota of signatures in order to be submitted to the repeal process, 3% minimum.

Once that's complete there a few more steps, including drafting reform language for the proposed referendum. So the fight isn't over, success is still in the wings, we can be sure the Governor didn't expect the immense number of people to vocalize distaste.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

VEVRAA for Afghanistan vets

With unemployment on the rise the influx of troops from abroad are going to make the labor market even smaller. For returning vets there's supposed to be some form of reprieve in the form ot the VEVRAA.

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act requires companies that have contracts with the federal government — over 100k in total — to actively seek out veterans when hiring, and forbids discrimination against them when filling jobs and promoting employees.

The Act itself may not require re-wording to increase job availability, but the issue is the Act is loosely enforced. As such, even returning vets with the added prospects of VEVRAA find it difficult to find a job.