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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:30 PM

Is Ohio next on right-to-work battlefront?

COLUMBUS -- The divisive battle over right-to-work legislation could come to Ohio next year.

As neighboring Michigan became the 24th state Tuesday to enact laws that prohibit agreements requiring workers to join a union or pay dues, Ohio groups that support the laws say the Buckeye State has to follow suit or watch jobs leave.

"When we are working with companies who want to investigate locations, the first question on their list is right to work," said Phillip Parker, president and chief executive officer of the Dayton, Ohio, Area Chamber of Commerce. He later backed off the statement he made at a Tuesday press conference, but indications are that the fight is coming to Ohio.

A group called Ohioans for Workplace Freedom is gathering signatures to put the issue on the fall ballot. They need 385,253.
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http://www.wkyc.com/news/state/article/273353/23/Is-Ohio-next-on-right-to-work-battlefront


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limpyhobbler Dec 2012 OP
riqster Dec 2012 #1
doc03 Dec 2012 #2
riqster Dec 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Dec 2012 #4
riqster Dec 2012 #5
doc03 Dec 2012 #6
riqster Dec 2012 #7
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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. Not needed

We are already an "at will" state.

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Response to riqster (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:04 PM

2. At will state? n/t

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Response to doc03 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:13 PM

3. We are hired "at will" and can be fired "at will"

Put another way, we are already pretty much bereft of legal protection.

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Response to riqster (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:18 PM

4. People in a union are covered by their contract. That's the whole point.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:20 PM

5. Yes, but those protections are weaker in at will states

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Response to riqster (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:27 PM

6. Never heard of such a thing and I woked in Ohio 40 plus years. We had union where I worked

and beleive me nobody was ever fired "at will". We always said that to get fired there you had to want to be fired. There is a yuuuge differance in a union shop

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Response to doc03 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:42 PM

7. Interesting

The only union shop I belonged to was the Musician's union, and evidently it is not representative of the others. Thanks!

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Response to riqster (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:19 PM

8. If you got fired where I worked the union had to agree to it. I never saw anyone

fired that shouldn't have been fired. In order to be fired you had to have a extensive
record of disciplinary problems. The company came out with a policy that if you had more than
one report off a month without a doctor's excuse in a 6 month period you could get disciplinary action. I know one guy that reported off 60 plus days one year and 80 plus days the next before he was fired. I know of several that were caught stealing several times before they were finally were fired.

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