Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thank you, AFL - CIO . . . Union-busting SB5 defeated in Ohio
Ohio Governor Kasich's SB5 bill, which severely restricted collective bargain rights for public employee unions, was overturned today in a state wide referendum (Issue 2). It wasn't even close: No 61%, Yes 39%. This victory for workers right is due in part to the amazing efforts of the AFL-CIO. I am not naive, and I don't believe that suddenly Ohio turned into a blue state, nor into a progressive heaven. After all, many of the people that voted No actually voted for Kasich a year ago. But it is rewarding to see that good old-fashion organizing can pay-off, big time. And that the Unions can inflict such a resounding victory on Tea Party nutjob Kasich, the Chamber of Commerce and the Koch Brothers money. I hope DC Democrats take note. And crazy Republicans realize that there is such a thing like overreach. Meanwhile, thank you Ohio, and thank you Unions!.