Published On: Tue, Nov 8th, 2011

Ohio Voters reject Senate Bill 5 Union Law – Bill Restricting Labor Rights

Voters decided today as to whether they want to repeal an “anti-union” law that was passed by the legislature this year. The law, known as Senate Bill 5 or Issue 2 in Ohio, was passed by the Ohio legislature at the end of March this year. Voters as expected threw out the far-reaching anti-union law today. The Associated Press announced that Ohio Voters rejected SB5 Union Law by a wide margin.

Earlier this year, newly elected Gov. John Kasich joined other Republican governors, including Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, and voted to push through a measure designed to curb the power of public-employee unions, by restricting employees to engage in collective bargaining.

The campaign to repeal the Bill, led by a group called “We Are Ohio,” went national soon after.

On MSNBC’s The ED Show, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO said that “This has been the best unified labor movement effort that we’ve seen.” Every sector did a tremendous job in educating members for the great turnout of members.

Harold Schaitberger president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) said that “This campaign has brought the labor movement together again with an energy and a resolve that we have not had for a while.”

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