Joint Committee Hears from Labor on Unemployment Compensation Reforms


The House and Senate Joint Committee on Unemployment Compensation Reform heard testimony this week from a myriad of social activists, labor unions, and others regarding the state’s unemployment system. One of the left leaning groups, Policy Matters Ohio, outlined its proposal for the state’s unemployment compensation system, including the largest increase to employers in Ohio unemployment insurance history – 55% – to finance benefits. Much of the rest of the testimony from the various groups misconstrued proposals contained in House Bill 394, a pending bill of unemployment compensation reforms, through a combination of overgeneralizations, omissions and factual inaccuracies.  Three more hearings will be held throughout October and November.  9/15/2016