Showing posts with label issue 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label issue 2. Show all posts

Thursday, October 6, 2011

State of Ohio SB 5 Issue 2

A young man hiding his face for some reason. I never understood why. He was being paid by people who wanted to repeal SB5 which ends some collective bargaining rights public employees now enjoy. Some one or group felt they needed to hire people to collect signatures to get the repeal on the November ballot. It is now Issue 2 on the State of Ohio November ballot. A YES vote on Issue two will keep the new laws in place. A no vote will repeal the laws. The law returns the state of Ohio some where back to 1983 prior to when Democrats changed the laws for the Unions.

To quote a great leader in some ways, FDR.

"... Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations ... The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for ... officials ... to bind the employer ... The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives ...

"Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government employees. Upon employees in the federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people ... This obligation is paramount ... A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent ... to prevent or obstruct ... Government ... Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government ... is unthinkable and intolerable."