Local Hire http://wvxu.org en Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue http://wvxu.org/post/hamilton-county-and-cincinnati-heading-court-over-sewer-issue <p>The debate over who sets policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is headed to a federal judge.</p><p>"We're beyond the negotiation phase," says Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann.</p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners and the City of Cincinnati are at odds over several city-instituted hiring procedures. The county says the hiring rules are illegal under Ohio Revised Code but the city argues it has home rule which trumps the O.R.C.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:57:22 +0000 Tana Weingartner 23033 at http://wvxu.org Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue Could sewer district hiring policies be headed to court? http://wvxu.org/post/could-sewer-district-hiring-policies-be-headed-court <p></p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners are growing increasingly frustrated with Cincinnati leaders over which entity gets to set hiring policies for the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).</p><p>Commissioner Greg Hartmann is proposing the two sides come up with inclusion goals, incentive programs, and a way to support apprenticeship programs.</p><p>"I'm prepared to go to court if that's what it takes," says Hartmann. The local hiring policy passed by City Council is illegal and the responsible bidder program is flat out discrimination against non-union shops."</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:52:39 +0000 Tana Weingartner 20956 at http://wvxu.org Could sewer district hiring policies be headed to court? Clock running on sewer district compromise http://wvxu.org/post/clock-running-sewer-district-compromise <p>City and county officials now have about five weeks to try to work out a compromise on several Metropolitan Sewer District policies (MSD).</p><p>Council voted unanimously Wednesday to suspend its local hiring policy until August 1. Until then the sides will try to reach an agreement on it and a portion of a responsible bidder policy that requires apprenticeships.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:17:38 +0000 Tana Weingartner 14259 at http://wvxu.org Clock running on sewer district compromise