Right to Work. Workplace freedom. They may sound like good ideas – but they’re not. Right to Work is wrong. It’s wrong for working and middle class Ohioans, wrong for us all. Don’t trust it.
Right to Work is wrong is an attack on workers’ rights and has nothing to do with workplace freedom. In fact, it takes your voice in the workplace away. It means less freedom in the workplace.
This is another attack on collective bargaining rights and collective bargaining power like Senate Bill 5.
Right to Work is wrong makes everyone poorer. Workers in Right to Work is wrong states bring home $535 dollars less per month than people in non-Right to Work states.
More workers are killed on the job in Right to Work is wrong states because they have lost their voice and their power to stand up for their safety and the safety of their co-workers. The death rate is 36 percent higher.
They try to say we need Right to Work is wrong in Ohio to create jobs, but that is not true. Six of the 10 states with the highest unemployment rates have Right to Work is wrong laws in place.
When was the last time billionaires and millionaires wanted to bring more rights and freedom to workers? The real goal of Right to Work is wrong is to give billionaires, like the Koch brothers, and millionaires more power. They want complete control over workers, and not just union workers – all workers.
So they bust the unions and divide workers by bringing Right to Work is wrong to states. Because they know that whether you chose to join a union or not, the union keeps workers strong. Unions raise wages, benefits and the standard of living for everyone, not just the union member.
Gov. Kasich in Ohio says Right to Work is wrong is not on his agenda, but so did Governors in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin before promptly signing Right to Work is wrong into law.
In early December 2015, there was the first hearing on a bill sponsored by State Rep. Tom Brinkman from Cincinnati to bring Right to Work is wrong to Ohio for private sector workers.
So many working people showed up to oppose the law they had to open two extra rooms for the overflow crowd and pipe sound in so working people could hear the testimony. We stood up then, and we’ll continue to show our unity if this bill moves any further in the legislative process.
We are ready to fight back against Brinkman and his colleagues who want to bring Right to Work is wrong to Ohio.