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Mahoning Democrats collecting anti-SB5 petition signatures

Published: Fri, April 22, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m.

The Mahoning County Democratic Party will start collecting signatures Saturday for a proposed referendum on the November ballot to repeal a new law that restricts collective-bargaining rights for public employees.

Those wanting to sign the petitions can do so by going to party headquarters, 3321 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until early June.

Those wanting to be trained as to how to circulate petitions to repeal the new law can go to party headquarters today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also, We Are Ohio, the organization spearheading the effort, will hold a training session from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lemon Grove Cafe, 122 W. Federal St. in Youngstown.


1Philo(99 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Senate Bill 5 doesn't stand a chance of being repealed. The repeal will go down, just like the majority of the tax levies that are on the ballot. The tax payers are already fed up and once a few television commercials start to air about specific examples of how the greedy public sector workers have pillaged the struggling taxpayers, the vote to repeal won't even be close. The greedy public sector workers have added the straw that broke the camel's back. The current system is unsustainable. There are very few, if any, things that the government can do more effectively than the private sector. Personally, I don't care if an entrepeneur can make a fair profit if it results in lower costs to the taxpayers. Once SB 5 is in place the next step is to start outsourcing the majority of these public sector jobs to the private sector, where they belong.

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago


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3redeye1(5612 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I agree with both comments. Let's just pray that other citizens of Ohio see the light too.

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4300(573 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Let's see, what can the government do more effectively than the private sector? roads, sewer, water, education (particularly primary and secondary), national security, regional security, local security, food safety, parks, health insurance, social security/basic pensions, high-tech research (conducted at the university level), environmental protection, unemployment insurance, human and civil rights protection.

Yeah, seems like few and far between to me.

Are you conservatives naturally that unaware of things, or do you intentionally ignore your surroundings?

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

300 no they are just a bunch of bed wetters that have to have some body to blame for their failures in life or are afraid to stand up for their rights . Some times I think these cry babies are why they made Depends.
They can not get a head in life so somebody must be at fault . So lets pick on the workers who has the guts to stand up for thier rights to a good life.

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6Philo(99 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

For anyone who wonders why we have to get rid of collective bargaining for the public sector read this. When stuff like this appears on a television commercial, Senate Bill 5 will never be repealed.

Buffalo, N.Y. Teachers Spend $9M in Taxpayer Cash in '09 on Cosmetic Surgery

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/... Size http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/...

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7Attis(1128 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Methinks the anti-labor crowd doth protest too much. SB 5 will go down in a landslide, because SB#5=BS#1.

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8peacelover(838 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I can't wait to go down and sign the petition. Surely there has to be other ways to balance the budget rather than taking away from the middle class working person.

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9rocky14(830 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I don't get it.These same anti union fools will stick up for millionaires and billionaires,but someone making a little bit more,they will always put down.
No one ever stopped you people from getting one of these jobs, unless you were just too lazy.

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