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A coalition of groups that advocates for low-income Ohioans says the state has made considerable progress in the effort to reduce poverty, but there is much more work to be done.

Advocates For Caregivers Rally For Higher Wages

May 17, 2019
The Bridge2Equality rally advocated for a wage increase for workers who assist individuals with disabilities took place outside Ohio Statehouse
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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to support a proposed wage increase for workers who assist individuals with disabilities.

Job seekers at one of two fulfillment centers in Central Ohio.
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Ohio has been gaining jobs over the last few years, and its unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years a few months ago. But there are other numbers in the state’s economic overview that raise concerns for a progressive group that reviews the economy each year on Labor Day.

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Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton brought her message of equal wages and paid sick leave to downtown Columbus. 

Two commission-based sales reps are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to decide whether a constitutional amendment, approved by voters, in 2006, requires that they be paid minimum wage. The eventual ruling could have a big effect on businesses and employees throughout Ohio.