From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

As Reynoldsburg’s teacher strike entered its fourth day, activists from OCSEA stood in solidarity with the striking school employees on the picket lines today.

“We are here in solidarity with the teachers,” said OCSEA President Chris Mabe. “We know that teachers and other public sector workers have been put under the microscope and scapegoated in recent years. But teachers and our members aren’t the problem. We’re part of the solution.”

Reynoldsburg teachers have been on strike since Friday after the school board refused to budge in negotiations focused on improving the learning conditions for the community’s children.  The school district responded to […]

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As our friends over at Eclecta Blog reported last week, AFSCME is rolling out a series of “American Horror Story”-themed trailers aimed at the worst Governors in America.    The trailers are being released regularly leading up to October 8th when the fourth season of popular FX series American Horror Story will air.    According to AFSCME “you don’t have to wait until then to experience the real American horror show of anti-worker governors hurting middle class families across this country.”

Today it was John Kasich’s turn.

Kasich, appropriately described as a “Job Killer, Anti-worker Bogeyman [and] Wall Street Ringleader,” is showcased […]

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Huffmaster Inc. markets itself as “the leading provider of strike management solutions” in the nation.  You may remember them as the company that raked in over a million dollars from the Strongsville school system last year during their teacher strike.  Those fees included a “$48,000 hotel bill” for the replacement teachers, and  “more than $47,000 in rented vehicles, $50,000 in flight reimbursements and $12,000 in gas and mileage payments,” according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Reynoldsburg school system, currently embroiled in its own labor dispute, is now one of Huffmaster’s newest clients.  And they are well on their way to eclipsing Strongsville’s numbers, Full Story...