The Deadly Truth About Workplace Freedom
The Ohio Education Association (OEA), union campaign arm We Are Ohio, and other labor groups hope to convince Ohioans that workplace freedom kills workers. Ohio union bosses are desperate to keep mandatory union dues in place across the state following the December 2012 adoption of a right to work law in neighboring Michigan. Confronted with evidence that letting workers choose whether to pay a union spurs | Read More »
Workplace Freedom in Michigan Ups the Ante for Ohio
Michigan became the second workplace freedom state neighboring Ohio on December 11, less than a year after Indiana implemented right to work. The abrupt, lame-duck passage of “freedom to work” legislation by Michigan’s Republican-controlled state legislature and Governor Rick Snyder prompted renewed speculation that Ohio needs to follow suit to stay competitive.
Already union front We Are Ohio and other labor groups have worked to tie workplace freedom to Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), the complex collection of public employee union reforms overturned by Ohio voters in 2011 following a $40 million union smear campaign.
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“We Are Ohio” Makes the Union Case Against Right to Work
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio prepared a slogan and talking points against a right to work initiative in Ohio using some of its $700,000 cash on hand at the end of 2011. Nearly a year later, these materials still represent the best arguments union bosses have offered for maintaining Ohio’s status quo.
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