Almost 25 million people are unemployed, underemployed or have stopped looking for work—and wages are essentially flat. The middle class is shrinking. Working people—the 99 percent—are told to sacrifice more while the rich keep getting richer.
And now Ohio workers—including nurses, firefighters and teachers—have lost some of their most basic rights under Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, which many say is even worse than what Gov. Scott Walker pulled in Wisconsin.
SB 5 is part of Wall Street’s strategy to chip away at collective-bargaining rights, piece by piece, law by law, until unions and collective-bargaining rights are destroyed. It must not stand. If they gut the collective-bargaining rights of public employees in Ohio, they won’t hesitate to come after the collective-bargaining rights of letter carriers and other postal employees.
Will you help make sure Ohio voters make their voices heard by calling 10 of them now? You can help make sure they show up at the polls on Nov. 8 and repeal SB 5 by voting NO on Issue 2.
Click here to make 10 (or more) phone calls into Ohio to remind highly targeted union members about Tuesday’s election. Have a phone ready and follow two short steps to create an account and begin calling members. The process will take you 10 minutes—start to finish—and will be instrumental in turning out the crucial votes needed to repeal Gov. Kasich’s collective-bargaining attack.
The fate of working families and SB 5 will be decided not by politicians but by Ohioans as you cast you vote on Ballot Issue 2 on or before Nov. 8. All of us can help folks get to the polls—folks who might not remember that there’s an off-year election.
Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers