We Are Ohio to fight right-to-work issue
YOUNGSTOWN — We Are Ohio, the group that led the successful fight to overturn a state bill restricting some collective bargaining rights for public employees, is reorganizing to fight a potential right-to-work constitutional amendment.
The organization said today that it wants to defeat such an amendment if Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, behind the right-to-work proposal, obtains the needed signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
Currently, state law requires those in unionized workplaces to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
Jim Graham, president of the United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the Lordstown General Motors complex, said this is an attack on middle-class and working-class families. Graham spoke at today’s press conference at the Lemon Grove Cafe in downtown Youngstown.s
Officials with Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, the group trying to obtain the needed signatures to get the proposed amendment on the November ballot, couldn’t immediately be reached by The Vindicator to comment.
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