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Columbus, OH – Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “July’s job numbers show moderate job growth for Ohio, but the outlook is foggy for the end of the year. With Ohio’s unemployment rate rising slightly to 4.6 percent and a sustained labor force participation rate, Ohio has reversed its trend of positive job growth, and the insecurity caused by the current federal trade policies is starting to seep into the state’s job market.”
Following Janus Decision, The Buckeye Institute Blazes Trail in Suing for Immediate Recognition of Workers’ First Amendment Rights
Columbus, OH – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision, The Buckeye Institute filed two separate lawsuits and corresponding preliminary injunctions calling for an immediate end to the laws that force public-sector employees to accept their union’s representation.
Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute has secured the first major post-Janus v. AFSCME legal victories for two of its clients. In cases in Maine and Minnesota, a public-sector union granted a member’s demand to immediately cancel full union membership and cease withholding union dues, without requiring the union member to wait weeks or months until the designated opt-out window or comply with any other opt-out rules or procedures—any of which would be unlawful under Janus.
Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, saying, “Ohio is witnessing a strong job growth year, yet, the anti-free trade policies being adopted will hurt Ohio’s job market and economic growth.”
The Buckeye Institute Launches Workers Choose Campaign to Allow Public Employees to Express First Amendment Rights in Wake of Janus Ruling
Columbus, OH – Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, The Buckeye Institute launched its Workers Choose campaign, which gives public employees in Ohio the tools they need to express their newly-recognized First Amendment rights.
Columbus, OH – On Thursday, The Buckeye Institute filed a new amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case California Sea Urchin Commission v. Susan Combs, asking the court to put an end to judicial deference to executive agencies’ interpretation of the law.
The Buckeye Institute’s President and CEO Robert Alt: Janus v. AFSCME Decision a Victory for Workers and First Amendment
Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME.