Stop the Anti-Collective Bargaining Job Killing Bill in Ohio
  • Petitioned Ohio Governor

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Ohio Governor
Ohio State Senate
Ohio State House
Ohio-005
State Sen. Bill Beagle
Ohio-066
State Rep. Doug Green
Ohio-075
State Rep. Kathleen Clyde
Ohio-078
State Rep. Ron Hood
Ohio-026
State Sen. Karen Gillmor
Ohio-020
State Sen. Jimmy Stewart
Ohio-079
State Rep. Ross McGregor
Ohio-038
State Rep. Marilyn Slaby
Ohio-072
State Rep. Bill Hayes
Ohio-042
State Rep. Terry Blair
Ohio-027
State Sen. Frank LaRose
Ohio-043
State Rep. Roland Winburn
Ohio-018
State Rep. Michael Stinziano
Ohio-063
State Rep. Sean O'Brien
Ohio
Gov. John Kasich
Ohio
Gov. John Kasich
Ohio-017
State Sen. Bob Peterson
Ohio-069
State Rep. William Batchelder
Ohio-004
State Sen. Bill Coley

Stop the Anti-Collective Bargaining Job Killing Bill in Ohio

    1. Mark Miller
    2. Petition by

      Mark Miller

      Canton, OH

The Ohio Senate has passed SB 5, which will change the ability of Ohio's state and local public employees from negotiating terms of employment through collective bargaining. This would significantly affect public employees at the state and local levels, including: teachers, law enforcement, and other state and local public employees.

The Ohio Senate has passed SB 5, by a vote of 17-16. This petition will continue to target those Republican Senators who were on the fence before and ended up voting FOR the bill.  I am removing the Republican State Senators who OPPOSED the bill, along with the ones who were solid YES votes for it from the beginning. This petition will now start targeting specific Republican Ohio Representatives that are deemed to be undecided and/or persuadable. 

 According to ProgressOhio, the following would happen to working families across Ohio:

 

STATE WORKERS

• Eliminates collective bargaining for state workers, including higher-education employees, and calls for the development of a merit-based system.

LOCAL WORKERS

• Removes the requirement that deadlocked negotiations with safety forces go to binding arbitration, instead extending the prior union contract for one year.

• Allows employers to hire permanent replacement workers during a strike.

• Removes health insurance from collective bargaining. Management would pick a uniform insurance policy that would apply both to themselves and workers, and employees must cover at least 20 percent.

• Prohibits public employers from picking up extra employee pension contributions.

• Removes from state law automatic pay increases for experience and education.

• Eliminates from state law leave policies and automatic 15 sick days for teachers.

• Requires mediators to consider wages of employees who are not members of the union and does not allow them to consider future tax increases as part of an entity's ability to pay.

• No longer requires that once a subject is included in a contract that it becomes a mandatory part of future bargaining.

• Defines an "impasse" as a lack of agreement after 90 days. After that point, it requires each side to make public its last, best offer.

• Prohibits school districts from bargaining away certain management powers, such as the ability to deploy teachers to certain buildings.

• No longer makes length of service the key factor when deciding on layoffs.

• Requires a public employer to publish on its website any changes in the union contract that impact compensation of workers.

• Requires the employer and the State Employment Relations Board to publish the parties' offers on their websites before and after fact-finding is complete.

• Allows schools or local governments in fiscal emergency to terminate or modify a collective-bargaining agreement.

For the full link to this on ProgressOhio, go to: http://www.progressohio.org/blog/2011/02/join-with-ohios-working-families-to-oppose-sb-5-revisions-to-ohios-collective-bargaining-law.html

It's time to stand up for Ohio's working families and demand that the Ohio Senate  & Governor Kasich focus on creating jobs, not destroying them!

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      If you are interested in circulating & gathering petition signatures for the referendum. You can sign up to help out at the following two sites:

      Best of luck and thanks for the support. Keep up the good fight!

    2. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Rally TOMORROW in Columbus, 12 pm, at the Statehouse. Our strength is in our numbers, we need all hands on deck. In the meantime, check out: www.DefendersofDemocracy.us and join us in our battle to stop SB 5

    3. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Rally this Saturday in Columbus, 12 pm, at the Statehouse. Our strength is in our numbers, we need all hands on deck. In the meantime, check out: www.DefendersofDemocracy.us and join us in our battle to stop SB 5.

    4. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      BREAKING NEWS: WI Republicans just voted to strip collective bargaining rights through an illegal method. We can't let this happen in Ohio, sign & share!

    5. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      BREAKING NEWS: WI Republicans just voted to strip collective bargaining rights through an illegal method. We can't let this happen in Ohio, sign & share!

    6. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Sports rivals unite to rally against bills eliminating collective bargaining rights

    7. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Please check out Defenders of Democracy, a new PAC recently formed in response to the attacks on working and middle class Ohioans. This PAC is purely for non-profit, and all donations go 100% to fighting these ruthless attacks on working and middle class Ohioans.

      Website: http://www.defendersofdemocracy.us/

      Facebook:
      http://www.facebook.com/pages/Defenders-of-Democracy/204291389585935

      Email:
      DefendersofDemocracyOhio@gmail.com

      Thanks for your continued support. If we continue to pull together, we can defeat this! Keep up the fight.

    8. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Washington Post reports on the potential political consequences of slashing workers' right to collective bargaining

    9. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      This petition now specifically targets Repubs Reps. McKenney, Young, and Roegner, whom defeated Democrats last election and are currently on the House committee thats going to look at SB 5 in the Ohio House. Sign & share now!

    10. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Video update on bill passing the Senate

      It now heads to State House where Republicans hold a 59-40 majority.

    11. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Please consider "Liking" this new PAC, called the Defenders of Democracy.

    12. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Ohio SB passed committee, 7-5 vote, because the Republicans removed a couple NO votes and put in TWO yes votes. SB 5 has also passed in the Ohio Senate, as a whole, by a 17-16 margin. ONE DANG VOTE. The bill now moves to the more conservative Ohio House. I'm going to start targeting specific persuadable Republican Ohio House Reps once I get a complete list of possible targets. Keep the up the good fight, your signatures will go along way to making sure this bill never becomes law. Sign & share with your friends. This bill still targets the Ohio Senators who were on the fence and voted FOR it. Stay strong Ohio, we can defeat this!

    13. Reached 12 signatures
    14. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Protests continue as vote looms: Republican senators say they have enough support to OK bargaining overhaul

    15. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Senate set to revise Ohio union bill amid protests

    16. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Senate Bill 5 opponents fill 3 buses for protest

    17. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      A majority of Americans say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions

    18. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      More than 300 attend town hall hearing on SB #5

    19. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      Attent: CANTON RESIDENTS: Two buses will depart Tuesday to take interested parties to join a rally in Columbus to protest Senate Bill 5.

      One bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Mayfield Senior Center, 3825 13th St. SW, Canton. Interested persons must contact Jesse Newcomer at 717-350-1501 to reserve a seat on the bus, or e-mail him at jnewcomer@afscme.org. Those going should be at the Mayfield Center by 7:15 a.m. The bus will leave Columbus at 6 p.m. to return to Canton.

      A separate bus will leave at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 Union Hall at 1890 Venture Circle SE. Interested persons must call 330-833-2888 to reserve a seat and must be at the location at 6 a.m. Those going are urged to bring signs and wear their union apparel.

    20. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Remember when Obama said he would join workers on the picket lines? Where is Mr President?

    21. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Police and fire unions say they will make Ohio Republicans pay for proposal limiting collective bargaining

    22. Reached 10 signatures
    23. Mark Miller
      Petition Organizer

      This is an updated version of where some key Republican State Senators stand on SB 5. We still need to sway a few more. Keep the signatures coming, sharing with your friends and family.

    24. Reached 9 signatures
    25. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Today's rallies: Cleveland's Public Square at noon, Ely Square in Elyria at noon and Lorain City Hall at 4:30 pm

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kevin Wasik AKRON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Lets take this thing down.

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    • Gary Franz VALLEY CITY, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Going after the real working people in the state won't fix the budget... Sure there are some people in public service just as in the state gov. that aren't worth much, but address those situations, don't punish all, or are you saying that since there are corrupt politicians we should get rid of all of them?

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    • Mark Miller CANTON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      If you are interested in circulating & gathering petition signatures for the referendum. You can sign up to help out at the following two sites:

      http://aces.ohea.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=1841&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true&AddInterest=1059

      http://ohiodems.org/sb5_repeal/

      Best of luck and thanks for the support. Keep up the good fight!

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    • Bryan Porter AKRON, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I want to be on record as saying that I believe in Union rights in Ohio.

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    • Danny Saccucci ROBERTSVILLE, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      The supports of this bill don't want restrictions on drilling, banks, or wall street, but restrictions on the middle class are ok. Some peoples hipocrocy have no bounds!

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