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The Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association (O.P.B.A)
Elect Scott Huff Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Elect Scott Huff Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
Right now your pension is under attack, make a difference and vote
Member of the Cleveland Police Department Since March 1997
- Financial Secretary of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association
- Endorsed by the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association
- Graduate of the University of Akron, Bachelors in Business Administration
- Endorsed by the Toledo Police Patrolmen's Association
- Endorsed by the Youngstown Police Patrolmen's Association
- Endorsed by the Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
- Securities Licensed, Series 7, 66 and State of Ohio Life and Health
This could be the most important vote for your retirement. Right now your pension is under attack. The way you envisioned your retirement is under scrutiny by Ohio House and Senate Legislators. These politicians do not understand our everyday life and what we do to deserve the minimal benefits we get. Vote for a candidate who will attempt to educate and get involved with the legislators so that our pension remains a benefit for us. Electing the incumbent has not proven beneficial so it is every bit important for a change. Every vote counts, it takes one minute to check the box and place the ballot back in your mailbox. Please take the time to vote.
Please Vote for Scott Huff Trustee of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund
to: OPBA Members
Despite the dedicated and painstaking efforts on behalf of all public sector employees, the Public Safety Coalition (Protect Ohio Protectors) and other public sector unions against SB 5, the Republican’s passed the bill and Kasich has signed it. After untold hours of dealing with these Republican State officials, I have become well -educated in the game of rare political maneuvers used by these elected public servants to misrepresent the facts to their constituents. To date every poll of Ohio citizens show that the majority of the voters are against SB 5.
Frequently Asked Questions Related to Funding and Reporting SB 5 Referendum
(1) What should an individual union member do if they want to contribute to the SB 5 referendum effort?
Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Collection of Signatures SB 5 Referendum
(1) Who can sign a petition?
(2) Who can circulate petitions?
Can school employees, such as bus drivers, cafeteria workers, secretaries, and teachers, collect signatures on or off school grounds, at such activities as PTA meetings, athletic events, or science fairs?
(10) Can signatures be collected outside of polling places for the May election? If so, are there any restrictions?
O.P.B.A. TRAINING SEMINARS Calling all OPBA Members:
The OPBA has scheduled four training seminars regarding the upcoming referendum.
Ohio Union Bill Signed Into Law By John Kasich
(AP) CLEVELAND - Gov. John Kasich on Thursday signed into law a limit on the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers, defying Democrats and other opponents of the measure who have promised to push for repeal.
The measure prompted weeks of pro-labor protests by thousands of people amid a national debate over union rights, keyed by a similar bill passed in Wisconsin and signed by the governor there.
The 350,000 public workers covered under the law can still negotiate wages and certain work conditions - but not health care, sick time or pension benefits. The measure also does away with automatic pay raises and bases future wage increases on merit.
It applies to teachers, nurses and many other government workers, including police and firefighters, who were exempt in the Wisconsin measure.
Kasich, a first-term governor, has said his $55.5 billion state budget counts on unspecified savings from lifting union protections to fill an $8 billion hole. He and his GOP colleagues argue the bill will help city officials and superintendents better control their costs at a time when they too are feeling budget woes.
Democrats opposed the measure but offered no amendments to it. Instead, they delivered boxes containing more than 65,000 opponent signatures to the House labor committee's chairman.
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Many Democrats, along with other opponents, have vowed to lead a ballot-repeal effort if the measure passes. Backers of a ballot challenge have 90 days after Kasich signs the bill to gather 231,148 valid signatures from at least half Ohio's 88 counties to get it on the ballot.
The bill signing comes two days after a House labor committee added GOP-backed revisions that make it more difficult for unions to collect certain fees.
The committee changed the bill to ban automatic deductions from employee paychecks that would go the unions' political arm. They also altered the measure to prevent nonunion employees affected by contracts from paying so-called "fair share" fees to union organizations.
Unions argue that their contracts cover those nonunion workers and that letting them not pay unfairly spreads the costs to dues-paying members.
Ohio’s Anti-Union Law Is Tougher Than Wisconsin’s
By STEVEN GREENHOUSE