Deborah Dion with the Ohio AFL-CIO field program sends us this.
Machinists (IAM) President Thomas Buffenbarger electrified hundreds of working families and community activists in Cincinnati yesterday when he spoke about the urgent need to mobilize working families to get out the vote to defeat Issue 2/Senate B 5. As Buffenbarger told the crowd:
Issue 2/SB 5 is a deliberate attack on the collective bargaining rights of 360,000 Ohioans. SB 5 deprives workers of their rights and their abilities to seek and maintain the great standard of living that all Americans strive for.
Following the start of early voting in Ohio this week, Communications Workers (CWA) President Larry Cohen also traveled to Ohio, going door to door with Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga to get out the vote. To find out information on how to early vote, click here.
Buffenbarger addressed the attempts by Kasich and his political allies to confuse Ohioans about the real consequences of Issue 2/SB 5.
Don’t be fooled by the rhetoric you’re going to see on television, or the words you’ll hear from the politicians mouth during this campaign. what is right for your family and vote NO on issue 2. Preserve the freedoms we fought so long and hard for. One of those freedoms, one of those civil rights, is the right to collectively bargain.
The IAM represents 9,000 members across Ohio and union leaders are doing everything they can to mobilize members to go door to door, make phone calls, and talk with their co-workers about voting NO on Issue 2/SB 5 on Election Day, Nov. 8.