The Cost of Voting No on Ohio Issue 2

    Opponents of the reforms in Issue 2 blame busted local budgets on the way Governor Kasich handled the $8 billion deficit Ted Strickland left behind. In effect, government union bosses who thrive on a broken status quo insist the problem is too little spending. Like all leftists who decry spending cuts, union bosses want to raise our taxes. For proof, consider Ohio school districts’ five-year | Read More »

    Yes on Ohio Issue 2 for Teachers, No for Unions (Part 1)

    In the fight against government union reform in Ohio, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) is the largest donor by a landslide. Ohio’s NEA affiliate charged every member $54 to help kill Senate Bill 5, and they’ve dumped $5.8 million into a $30.5 million campaign whose message is equal parts simple and dishonest: Vote NO on Issue 2 on November 8th to help repeal Senate Bill | Read More »

    They Aren’t Ohio: $30 Million to Kill Union Reform

    Union bosses in Ohio and Washington, D.C. are – oddly enough! – opposed to the sensible government union reforms in Ohio’s Senate Bill 5. Exactly how opposed? Combine yesterday’s cash and in-kind numbers from the Ohio Secretary of State with the figures from July, and you’ll see that unions have sunk more than $28 million into the campaign against Issue 2. Out of $30.5 million | Read More »

    We Are Ohio’s ‘Facts’

    Promoted by Jeff We Are Ohio insists Issue 2 – in addition to being unnecessary – is “unsafe, unfair, and hurts us all.” I’ve thoroughly covered the hypocrisy of a D.C. union front pretending to have Ohioans’ interests at heart… is there anything trustworthy about the group’s talking points? Unlike their other arguments, We Are Ohio’s complaint that Senate Bill 5 is unnecessary cites academic | Read More »

    We Are Ohio’s ‘Facts’

    Promoted by Jeff We Are Ohio insists Issue 2 – in addition to being unnecessary – is “unsafe, unfair, and hurts us all.” I’ve thoroughly covered the hypocrisy of a D.C. union front pretending to have Ohioans’ interests at heart… is there anything trustworthy about the group’s talking points? Unlike their other arguments, We Are Ohio’s complaint that Senate Bill 5 is unnecessary cites academic | Read More »

    Ohio Union Lies, Half-truths, and RACISM!

    We Are Ohio, a union front funded primarily from D.C., hates government union reform. The group takes offense at any suggestion public employees should answer to the public, and attacks taxpayers who dare question Ohio’s broken status quo. Since “union bosses oppose union reform” isn’t the most effective slogan, We Are Ohio’s campaign does some real acrobatics to smear the sensible policies in Senate Bill | Read More »

    Union Bosses Use Soldiers as Props

    The hits keep coming in the dishonest campaign against government union reform in Ohio. This week Jack Reall, President of International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 67 in Columbus, sent the following in an email: Is there anyone union bosses won’t hide behind to shield the huge salaries they take from government workers? Does IAFF not realize this sort of transparent cynicism will only | Read More »

    Ohio Union Video: Class Warfare 101

    If you had to pick one theme from the smear campaign against union reform in Ohio, class warfare would be the obvious choice. Dishonest union talking points about a GOP “attack on workers” are nothing new, and have been the cornerstone of every marketing piece from union front group We Are Ohio. Corporations – not excessive spending, bureaucratic favoritism, or capricious regulation – are blamed | Read More »

    NEA Attacks Ohio Union Reform

    I’ve reported previously that We Are Ohio, the group lying its pants off to kill Senate Bill 5, is funded chiefly by D.C. unions. Yesterday, Hot Air noted that the National Education Association (NEA) plans to spend as much as $5 million more to block the reforms passed by Ohio’s elected leaders. If NEA is genuinely concerned about Ohio teachers, they are saints compared to | Read More »

    Union Bosses Don’t Answer to You

    Promoted from diaries. Class warfare is the only song We Are Ohio knows. So, for another four weeks they’ll keep playing the same tune, hoping Ohio voters don’t realize the outrageous truth. Every year, Ohio’s government unions pay themselves handsomely with millions of dollars taken from public workers. It’s a decent gig, considering that taxpayers (and even union members) suffer as a result of unsustainable | Read More »

    Union Bosses Don’t Answer to You

    Promoted from diaries. Class warfare is the only song We Are Ohio knows. So, for another four weeks they’ll keep playing the same tune, hoping Ohio voters don’t realize the outrageous truth. Every year, Ohio’s government unions pay themselves handsomely with millions of dollars taken from public workers. It’s a decent gig, considering that taxpayers (and even union members) suffer as a result of unsustainable | Read More »

    Behind the We Are Ohio Curtain

    If you live in Ohio and have followed coverage of Issue 2 (or watched a college football game in the past month) you’ve heard of “We Are Ohio,” the group trying to kill government union reform. You may also know We Are Ohio describes itself as a bipartisan, grassroots movement speaking for Ohio’s middle class. Would you be surprised to learn the group’s July report | Read More »


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