Ohio Guidance Counselor Sues to Stop Union Representation

A Northeast Ohio school guidance counselor filed a lawsuit to stop union representation, saying she’s not a member of the union and should not be forced to accept it.

Barbara Kolkowski, a counselor in the Ashtabula Area City School District, filed the complaint in Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas and wants a preliminary and permanent injunction that stops the union from requiring her to accept its representation.

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Expert: Ohio’s December Jobless Report Shows Concerning Signs

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Ohio’s latest jobless numbers show signs of concern despite a falling unemployment rate, according to an independent think tank.

Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, said the December jobs report showed weakness and signs of unease.

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