Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:30 PM
limpyhobbler (8,244 posts)
Is Ohio next on right-to-work battlefront?
COLUMBUS -- The divisive battle over right-to-work legislation could come to Ohio next year.http://www.wkyc.com/news/state/article/273353/23/Is-Ohio-next-on-right-to-work-battlefront
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.
8 replies, 1223 views
Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Is Ohio next on right-to-work battlefront? (Original post)
Response to riqster (Reply #5)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 02:27 PM
doc03 (15,216 posts)
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
Response to riqster (Reply #7)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:19 PM
doc03 (15,216 posts)
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.