Friday, April 24, 2015

Ohio House budget targets unions, state professors - NOLAN ROSENKRANS, Toledo Blade

Language included in the Ohio House Republicans’ version of the state budget bill would bar many public university professors from collective bargaining, union officials said. The language closely mirrors a section of the controversial 2011 Senate Bill 5, which weakened collective bargaining for public employee unions and was repealed by a voter referendum. If passed, the Republican budget language would designate as managers professors who participate in policy decision-making such as recommending colleagues for promotion or selecting textbooks, a common practice of most professors. John McNay, president of the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors, said that most of that work is done on a volunteer basis by faculty and that they are advisory roles, not that of decision-makers.

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