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Kasich seeks to stop union law repeal effort

Published: Wed, August 17, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m.

COLUMBUS (AP) —Gov. John Kasich and top Republican lawmakers say they're offering to weaken a new law limiting collective bargaining in an attempt to keep a repeal effort off the November ballot.

Kasich's administration today released a letter asking for a meeting Friday to discuss a compromise with 10 union leaders involved with We Are Ohio, the group pushing for a repeal of the law.

We Are Ohio said that the time for a compromise had passed.

The law signed in March bans public employee strikes for more than 350,000 workers. It also allows public worker unions to negotiate wages, but not health care, sick time or pension benefits.


1DwightK(1535 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Looks like Kasich's first big legislation is going up in smoke.

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2300(573 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

This is what happens to those who live within the Fox News echo chamber. They think they've got everyone on their side, but later they find out that they're actually in the minority (they're just the loudest).

The unions better not compromise one bit with this guy. He's only seeking them out now because he's been weakened by his own arrogance, he'll never show any compassion in the future out of good faith.

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3WarrenRicheyKid(169 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

It's good to see Ohioians fighting back against the Guv's overreach. Looks like he's real scared, can read the writing on the wall.

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4VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Kasich: (one word)


noun- a person who controls people to their own advantage, often unfairly or dishonestly.

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5AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

oh so Right VindyPost,

Synonyms for manipulator (noun)
operator , conspirator , agent , controller , conductor , engineer , financier , schemer


Kash!t- Financier Lehman Bros
Kash!t- Schemer News Corp/ Fox
Kash!t-Conspirator Murdoch
Kash!t-Controller w/ Mitch Daniels
Kash!t-Agent Republican

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6rocky14(830 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Hey Gov. Kasuck--you be in trouble!
Even your Teabagger friends on this sight who always has something to post are silent.LOL

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7sue(179 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Kasich and the Republicans would be smart to repeal SB 5 before the voters do it for them.

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Guv kash!t, WE are OHIO You are not


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9peacelover(838 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

I hope We Are Ohio tells him to kiss their a--.

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10rocky14(830 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Isn't Kasuck from Pa.?
Not even a Buckeye!

Come on Stan---where are you?

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11Attis(1128 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Main Street is not Wall Street, Kasick. We The People, unlike you and your ilk, are Not For Sale. We are for real, the real America and the real Ohio. A reality check is coming. Big time. And that is just the beginning of the end for you and all the rest of your political prostitutes.

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12VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Please Read Link Below

Ballot language certified for State Issue 2


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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Repealing SB5 is good for Ohio as it will cut back on disposable income with increased taxation . Obesity will be cut back . Automobile usage and gas consumption will be cut back . Drunkeness and drug usage will be cut back . Government workers however will not see these benefits and they will be allowed to indulge . Can you say fat cats ? . . ..


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14rocky14(830 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago


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15jupiter(116 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

...WHY did it ever have to come this? Because the Governor was assured by his bosses that he could steamroll over anybody and everybody. Unfortunately, intelligence (as in the correct information) is paramount not only in warfare, but in politics.
In a perfect world, compromise could be achieved on all levels...but sadly that time has passed. Media agitators such as Dan Rivers have stirred the pot one too many times with their disinformation and rhetoric.
Sadly, the repel effort must be continued, because when dealing with these individuals, they only respect strength.
Unfortunately the Governor set the tone from the start and guys like Dan Rivers and others kept that ball (or attempted to, LOL) rolling.
There can be no true compromise with an unreasonable foe....John Kasich is his own worst enemy, it would appear....

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16db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Kasich needs to tell these union leaches to kiss his ass and while their at it, kiss the asses of every taxpayer that they are ripping off. If they get enough votes to repeal SB5; bankrupt the state and let these whiners figure out where their early retirement will come from. $8.5 billion in the hole and these fools think there's a pot of money with their name on it. Sorry; no pot of gold; just a budget deficit. Union boys, work to retirement age like the rest of us and stop looking for a free ride. We don't ride for free and neither should you.

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17AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

kasich did not want to compromise earlier, wonder why the change now?

why the slam on unions? remember sb5 was not about busting unions? Or was it? If it was truely about saving money kasuch would be enacting these rules on nonunion employees NOW. But NO all he wants to do is give the shaft to unions and now that he LOSING he wants to compromise. NO WAY IN BLEEP!!!!

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18Ret(39 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

I hope that neither side compromises, let the chips fall where they will. At least the consequences will be the will of the people. Which ever side wins will know that they were one of the decision makers and are responsible for the failures or successes of their decision.
I personally will vote to keep SB5, It’s time to try something new.

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19VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago


Ohioians don't be gullible. Ohioians don't be easily persuaded. Ohioians don't be naive.

Ohioians be CAUTIOUS because our governor is a manipulator. Keep your guard up and don't let it down.

Kasich is sneaky, sly, schrewd, evil, untrustworthy, deceitful and certainly for sure, is NOT in it to "compromise"!

We Are OHIO...We fully understand a poker face when we see it. (many hidden strategies) But he's the real JOKER! Bet me.


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20VindyPost(436 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Here it is, Folks


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21khuz(7 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Ohio Turnpike Commission next on Johnny K's agenda. Selling America one piece at a time. Foreign investors welcome! Ohio better wise up before he sells it all!

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