Columbus – Over 70 labor organizations have signed on to a letter addressed to Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) and members of the Ohio House of Representatives opposing Senate Bill 83 and House Bill 151. These bills would prohibit strikes and limit bargaining subjects for unionized workers at Ohio’s public colleges and universities.
“Over 70 labor organizations have come together in opposition to Senate Bill 83 and House Bill 151. We are sending a clear message: a threat to one union is a threat to all,” said Chris Mabe, Chair of We Are Ohio. “These bad bills will affect roughly 10,000 campus union members, but that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the tens of thousands of workers all across Ohio who are prepared to stand up and fight for our most fundamental collective bargaining rights.”
To read the full letter and see the list of organizations that have signed on click here.
We Are Ohio is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan coalition that includes public and private sector workers and employees, autoworkers, police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, pastors, small business owners, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, local elected officials and business leaders, students, Moms, Dads, family members and your neighbors.