I’m sure you recall that Ohio wasn’t the only state that tried to trash collective bargaining rights for public employees. Wisconsin virtually repealed bargaining rights for most of its public employees. And as I write this, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 gutting of the Wisconsin law.
I bring this up because this is the last issue of Police Beat before this November’s election. Please remember that it was republicans in Columbus, spurred on by a republican governor, who tried to gut YOUR collective bargaining rights.
Please also remember that it was the same republicans in Columbus who balanced the state budget by throwing city and county budgets into chaos. I am referring to the phasing out of funds the state used to divvy up among the subdivisions and also the elimination of the estate tax. These two measures made it much more difficult for subdivisions to pull out of the recession.
We have seen five (5) years now with nearly flat wage growth and struggling to avoid concessions, and all the while paying more each year for medical insurance.
And we continue to hear that so –called “right to work” legislation is going to be brought up after the elections this fall. This is another republican attack on unions and working people that should more accurately be called “right to work for less.”
All these problems can be traced to a single source – a republican ideology that favors the wealthy and screws over everyone else. The way to solve this is really quite simple – they must be voted out of office. Remember this in November – vote democrat up and down the ticket.
Last Updated (Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:45)