Ohio Gov. Attacks Workers Rights (VIDEO)

In Ohio, Governor-elect John Kasich (R) made it clear that his administration has workers rights in their cross-hairs.  In particular, Kasich took aim at public workers and railed against police and firefighter unions’ ability to call a neutral arbitrator to resolve labor disputes. 

Kasich admitted that he’s love to eliminate binding arbitration and wishes he could fire any police or firefighter that wants to strike:

Take away arbitration, and take away a worker’s right to strike and what is left for workers?  Nothing.  Which is precisely what Kasich and other Republicans are striving for.

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Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle7 years ago

Workers and unions are the backbone of our economy, of everything in our country. Same old same old with the Repubs -- they'll cut and cut, and then when service is needed, they'll be the first to blame the Prez and Big Government somehow.

Past Member
Past Member 7 years ago

This man is obviously has a dream to incite hatred. My friends fiancee works for Jesssica's Bakery in Woburn Ma. They use all illegal aliens & force them to work 14-16 hr days under constant threat of firing if they don't agree.This puts constant stress on the families of these bakers who don't get enough rest & time with their families. [causing more sickness] At this slave job, I mean bakery, workers are FORCED to work Christmas. Holiday pay?? Overtime?? What's that?? *This is the reason unions were formed in the 1st place, to give a voice to those with no voice. God Bless Unions & we definately need more of them. This is why I support The EU & wish to God we had the same here.

Kristi o.
Kristi O7 years ago

Patricia, what research? Have you ever worked a day in your life and do you understand why unions are absolutely necessary today? Why they came to be in the first place? Perhaps you need to take your own advice...do your research.

Tom Sullivan
Tom C Sullivan7 years ago

I hate news

Patricia S.
Pat S7 years ago

John Williams,
Really ?

Jason R.
Past Member 7 years ago

This just in! Extending the tax cuts for the rich will create zero jobs. So, is there any reason to do it? Other than keeping us in a depression?

Ann P.
A P7 years ago

Unions came about because of the abusive practices of industry. There have been occasions in which the deals have been overboard. But, this is the fault of the decision makers. The negotiations should not be secret. The books should be open. There should be NO unfunded pensions - perhaps pensions should be changed to matched-contribution federally insured retirement accounts so that things stay above board on both sides. No pension defaults, no unfunded pension accounts, no outrageous pension deals.

But, if you want to discuss outrageous deals talk about Golden Parachutes for corporate executives and bonuses that incentivize short term thinking and fail to penalize them when that short term thinking fails. It is the amoral Banking, Finance, Wall St... exec's that brought our entire economy down - but, no fear - Wall St pay was a record breaking 144 Billion in bonuses. And then you might want to see the retirement arrangement for Congress.

Thank goodness we'll be extending those top tier tax cuts - look at all the jobs they've created while earning record breaking pay. But, it's unions - the working class that are the problem - they're taking too much.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

John Williams
John Williams7 years ago

Fox News is Murdoch's propaganda machine for the wealthy. It is as vicious, untruthful, malicious and distorting of the truth as Hitler's. As Hitler's did the Fox propaganda machine feeds on the fear and gullibility of the bigoted, neurotic and self-absorbed, selfish types.

Jason R.
Past Member 7 years ago

"Sometimes a man imagines that he will lose himself if he gives himself, and keep himself if he hides himself. But the contrary takes place with terrible exactitude."

- Ernest Hello

John T.
John T7 years ago

Faux Neus

UNFair and UNBalanced