Statewide pro-worker organization We Are Ohio today condemned the recent introduction of national Right to Work legislation by congressional Republicans. We Are Ohio Spokesperson Faith Oltman issued the following statement on behalf of the organization:
Right to Work is wrong. It’s wrong for working and middle class families. It’s wrong for Ohioans. It’s wrong for all Americans. Right to Work is Wrong drastically lowers wages. It means more deaths and injuries on the job. Congressional Republicans should focus on creating jobs, not introducing Right to Work is Wrong, because it doesn’t create jobs.
“Working people and their families do not support Right to Work is Wrong. It is part of an extreme anti-worker agenda pushed by billionaires. When was the last time billionaires spent millions of dollars to give workers more rights and more freedom on the job site? Right to Work is wrong for us all. Don’t trust it.”
We Are Ohio formed in 2011 and led the effort to veto Senate Bill 5 by a 62-38 percent margin later that year. We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that advocates for working Ohioans.