Late Night Snack: Ohio Gives Kasich’s Union Busting Bill Major Pushback

Jul 03 2011 Published by under Uncategorized

Some great news for your late night snack: Ohio gives Gov. John Kasich’s (R) union busting bill some major push back. I can smell the Republican fear from here. What will the corporate overlords at ALEC think?

A semi-truck stuffed with petitions delivered nearly 1.3 million signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State on June 29 in order to put union busting SB 5 up for a citizen’s veto. Thousands of Ohioans marched through the streets of the capitol in the People’s Parade to deliver the signatures, which were over five times the number needed to get the bill on the ballot for a public referendum.

From the AFL-CIO blog:

Some “people thought after the bill was passed, the fight was over,” said Melissa Fazekas of We Are Ohio, the coalition of community, labor and faith groups that set the repeal drive in motion. But she added:

The people standing around me today are proof that while our campaign may be outspent, we will never be outworked, or out volunteered or out supported

TWU Local 208 President Andrew Jordan said, “It’s been a task to get those signatures.”

But it’s been so overwhelming that we could all come together to bring them down here….Now we have to get the message out to go and vote on Nov. 8 to repeal the bill.

November 8. Vote for democracy.

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