Ohio voters defeat direct attack on collective bargaining for middle class
The United Steelworkers (USW) declared the 99 percent stood up and fought back with votes against the millions of dollars poured into Ohio by the one percent of Wall Street on Election Day and among other states to declare a turning point in protecting good jobs, working families and workplace rights.
Leo W. Gerard, USW President, said: “Active and retired Steelworkers Union members, joined their neighbors and all working families to reject the anti-worker Issue 2 on the ballot in support of firefighters, teachers, nurses, bus drivers, bridge inspectors, social workers and other public employees.
“It was a citizens’ victory for all. We stood together, public and private sector – union and non-union – to start a new direction and declaration to the extremist politicians that Ohio voters reject their agenda. Now we’ve got to prepare for tomorrow’s victories and build a future for an America that works for all of us ... more