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Attacks on workers' rights halted

OFT applauds the House Finance Committee for stopping attacks on workers' rights by removing amendments eliminating collective bargaining and pensions for some teachers. The bill was approved by the House April 22 without those SB 5-like provisions and now goes to the Senate. 

Teachers from Toledo, Cincinnati join REA on the picket line

Members of the Ohio Federation of Teachers today walked with Reynoldsburg teachers on the picket line in their fight against SB 5 tactics to eliminate their rights as workers. Toledo Federation of Teachers President Kevin Dalton and Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Julie Sellers joined a group of OFT representatives who visited with Reynoldsburg educators picketing at Hannah Ashton Middle School and French Run Elementary School.

PSI embraces educational support staff

Members of AFT's PSRP division and AFT Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson joined Public Services International, the global public service workers union, to help kick off its new endeavor, the Educational Support and Cultural Workers Network, at its founding meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ohio teachers endorse candidates

More candidates earned OFT's endorsement for their pledge to support public education, public workers and the services that give everyone an opportunity to succeed.