Potential Right to Work Ballot Issue in Ohio [We Are Ohio Statement]


November 10, 2011
Contact: Melissa Fazekas
Phone: 614-203-2616
Email: mfazekas@weareohio.com

We Are Ohio Statement on Potential Right to Work Ballot Issue in Ohio

Columbus- Today We Are Ohio released the following statement on the potential right to work ballot issue to be placed on the November 2012 ballot in Ohio.

“Just two days ago, Ohioans spoke with one clear and emphatic voice, and voted by an overwhelming margin to support our everyday heroes and their right to collectively bargain,” said Melissa Fazekas, spokeswoman for We Are Ohio. “Yet, today their voices are already being ignored, even after Governor Kasich and legislative leaders have promised to listen and reflect on Tuesday’s vote. Statistics show that right to work states have lower wages and that right to work endangers the safety and health standards that protect workers on the job. Now is the time to respect Ohio voter’s wishes, stop attacking hardworking Ohioans and focus on much needed job creation. Ohio’s leaders, including the Governor and all legislators who supported Issue 2/Senate Bill 5 should go on the record now denouncing any attempt to circumvent the will of the people.”

We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that came together to stop Senate Bill 5, the unfair and unsafe law that would have cost our local communities jobs.

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