The Ohio Unemployment Compensation Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 8, 1955 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have increased unemployment compensation benefits.
| Ohio Initiative 1 (1955)|
|Yes|| 865,326|| 36.87%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||The proposed unemployment compensation law provides for increased weekly benefits, increased dependency allowances, increased duration of benefits, places the burden of proof upon appellants, provides supplemental payments to claimants who claims are delayed by the unreasonable action of employers, and provides that payments to a claimant under a guaranteed period wage plan shall not affect the weekly benefit amount of claimants under the unemployment compensation law of the State of Ohio.
Shall the proposed law to increase unemployment compensation benefits be adopted?
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 10, 2015
- ↑ Toledo Blade, "The Blade's Endorsements," November 7, 1955
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.