Ohio Workers Fight Back! - Part IIby Linda Gosnell
Aug 28, 2011
While I was recuperating from surgery, it was exciting to see and hear about thousands of Ohio public and private workers demonstrating against Senate Bill 5, the anti-working class, anti-union bill passed by the Ohio Senate on March 1 by a 17-16 vote. Workers from the Autoworkers Union, teachers from a community college, single moms, and secretaries demonstrated as well.
SB5 is a union-busting bill that establishes fines and jail time for public workers who go on strike. The new law says layoffs of workers will no longer be based solely on seniority. It requires public workers to pay 15 percent of health insurance costs.