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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and former U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus announcing the Obama Administration's new overtime salary threshold in May 2016.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is taking on President Donald Trump's new overtime rule, saying the increased salary threshold to require overtime pay isn't high enough.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at a Culinary Union hall Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is proposing a bill that would require overtime pay for any salaried worker making less than $51,064, a more than $15,000 increase to the Trump Administration's proposed threshold.

J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, said Sunday that a Democratic presidential candidate hoping to win Ohio should have a message aimed at workers and their needs.

One consequence of Republican gains in the 2016 elections is playing out at the state level where organized labor appears likely to face big setbacks in the coming months.

Within days of convening this month, Kentucky lawmakers passed "right-to-work" legislation that prohibit labor unions from forcing non-union members to pay fees to the union.

It's the 27th state with such laws. State legislatures in Missouri and New Hampshire are also actively debating similar bills that could become law by February.

Students Want To Kick Wendy's Off The OSU Campus

Oct 11, 2016
Esther Honig / WOSU

Relations between students and Wendy's are getting a little frosty at The Ohio State University.

Members of the Student/Farmworker Alliance held a rally Friday afternoon with agricultural workers, demanding that OSU does not renew a contract with Wendy's.

Ohio's Jobless Rate Holds Steady

Jul 17, 2015
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

Ohio's job picture is unchanged at the start of summer.

The June jobless rate remained  at 5.2%. Department of Job and Family Services spokesman Ben Johnson says local government hiring kept Ohio's unemployment rate from rising last month.