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SB5 petition-signing event Saturday in Boardman

Published: Fri, June 3, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m.

BOARDMAN — Mahoning County voters will push to reach Senate Bill 5-petition signing goal Saturday.

SB5, signed into law by Gov. John Kasich earlier this year, restricts come collective-bargaining rights for the state’s public employees. A drive is under way to place the issue on the November ballot. More than 231,000 valid signatures are needed. We Are Ohio is spearheading the petition drive.

In Boardman, Mahoning County firefighters, teachers, nurses and other public employees will have a “drive though” petition signing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd Self-Storage, 7345 South Ave.

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Canfield, D-33rd, and JoAnn Johntony with the Ohio Association of Public School Employees will be available for comment.


1LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Kill this bill and recall all the other Teabag politicians!

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2redvert(2064 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Let us get rid of any politician that believes that we should not spend money we do not have, who believes in a balanced budget!

Out of control spending habits is what has a lot of the people reading this article in financial trouble, and they deserve it.

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3borylie(790 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Why do these people keep getting free advertising?

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4valleyred(1097 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

I am happy to know the Vindicator is posting weekly updates on where voters can sign petitions to get this on the ballot... Makes you wonder what side they are on?

Oh wait they have Mark Kovac covering John Kasich with his "unbiased" articles; that explains it all.

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5UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

SB5 is good for the Ohio taxpayer's wallet, and fair to the public union employees. I was glad to say NO when they asked me to sign their petition. SB5 will stand!

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6AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Sat. May 4, 2011

People are already gathering on South Ave. Bdm to sign petition.

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7theotherside(333 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

SB 5 will enable the kind of arbitrary and capricious behavior that the 1983 collective bargaining law addressed and stopped. If anyone believes for a minute that this will not occur again if SB 5 is enacted is fooling themselves. Nepotism, cronyism, favoritism, and ultimately corruption will run rampant in the public sector. These conditions can hardly be considered a good deal for taxpayers. Vote down SB 5.

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago



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9charms(228 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


What about the corruption of the current system?

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10theotherside(333 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

What corruption do you speak of? Do you have proof of such corruption? If you do, you should bring it to the authorities. But simply saying corruption exists doesn't make it so. The 1983 collective bargaining law addressed identified issues that SB 5 will cause to return. Put up or shut up, frankly.

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11Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

theotherside :

We are all tapped out with high taxes . Sorry but you may have to start rowing your own boat . . ..

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12AntiFascist(61 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Sad reich-wing trolls repeating lies. None of the soon to be ex Reps and Senators who support this pile of garbage can point to any real savings for taxpayers, except for a seriously flawed DAS study.

Atleast the trolls here are honest about it, SB5 is all about punishing the unions you all hate, not about savings.

Whats more, your repub masters have somehow got you to think that taxpayers would get this money back in their pockets.

Uneducated "conservatives" - Destroying America since 1980.

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13AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

If you go to most schools, I believe you will find most teachers as good hearted, hard working, dedicated educators. Most teachers do not get into teaching for the money. They want to help our children become better people.

Yesterday listening to talk radio, there was a 22 year old just completed Bachelors Degree and said he found a job paying $60,000 a year. Most people would say congrats to him. But here in the Valley people complain when 25 year experienced teacher with Masters Degree make a little more then that.

sb5 should be voted DOWN

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14charms(228 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


The "corruption" I am speaking of is the incestuous relationship between the boards of education and the teacher's union.

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15theotherside(333 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


How will money be saved if SB 5 is enacted? By cutting salaries and benefits? Good luck with that. Not only will services suffer, the likely arbitrary and capricious corruption will cost the taxpayers more in legal fees and lawsuit settlements. That's why SB 5 is known by the legal community as the "Lawyer Full Employment Act". You would rather make lawyers richer than staff your classrooms?


Prove to us what "incestuous relationship" exists between the boards of education and the teacher's union. And where. Just because you heard it on right wing media doesn't make it true. Give us an example.

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16charms(228 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


Look no further than Poland and Canfield, my friend.

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17Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

theotherside :

Workers from the private sector providing goods and services see their wages stagnated or dropping, taxes going up and prices skyrocketing for health insurance along with general living expenses . So now we are asked to be taxed more so others can live better ? Just budget better like the rest of us do . . ..


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18LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

As I said before. Kill S.B. 5, I encourage everyone here who thinks they perhaps should listen to the police, fire, and others in resisting this bill!

After we repeal this bill we should start work on sending Gov Kasich packing with a recall drive!

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19theotherside(333 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


So you mean that the Poland and Canfield schools are corrupt?

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20charms(228 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Yes, they are corrupted.

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