‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

By Media Trackers on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.


Ohio union rep’s vacation halts teacher negotiations

By Media Trackers on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

ELYRIA, Ohio – Elyria City Schools classes resume in two weeks, but the district hasn’t reached a contract with teachers because the local Ohio Education Association (OEA) rep halted negotiations this summer to take a five-week vacation.


The teacher tax: Union takes $700/year from Ohio educators

By Media Trackers on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 in Unions No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Teachers in school districts organized by the Ohio Education Association (OEA) are charged $703.33 per year for union membership, and can be forced to pay $688.67 in annual “fair share” fees if they decline to join the union.


Ohio teachers near class-action settlement in suit against union

By Media Trackers on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 in Unions No Comments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Current and former Ohio teachers may soon be eligible for a partial refund of the “fair share” dues they have been forced to pay the Ohio Education Association (OEA) as a condition of working in a school where the union has a collective bargaining contract.