Facing cuts in wages and health care as well as total elimination of their pensions, workers at the highly profitable Conn-Selmer plant went on strike.
"You will take this fight over the finish line," AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka told Ohio union leaders yesterday. "You will restore the rights of 365,000 public employees!"
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The Communications Workers of America is stressing "movement building" as its convention opens in Las Vegas this week.
The drive to repeal SB 5, the union-busting law that strips collective bargaining rights from public workers in Ohio, culminated in a massive "People's Parade" to deliver petitions with nearly 1.3 million signatures.
We Are Ohio announced Friday that 714,000 signatures had already been collected, more than triple the required amount, in the drive to repeal the anti-worker law.
Thousands of volunteers are fanning out across Ohio circulating petitions to repeal Senate Bill 5, a measure stripping collective bargaining rights from over 350,000 public employees.
Tens of thousands of petitions are hitting the streets of Ohio to repeal Senate Bill 5, a drastic union-busting law led by the Republican-controlled state legislature and signed by Gov. John Kasich.
The situation is very fluid, shifting daily, but Ohio House Republicans have the votes to pass the vicious anti-worker Senate Bill 5.
Huddling under a sea of umbrellas on a cold, rainy day, hundreds of union workers and their supporters rallied while chanting "Union Yes" and singing "Which side are you on."