Workers Stage Protests Of Union Right...

Workers Stage Protests Of Union Rights Bill

There are 20 comments on the WBNS-TV Columbus story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Workers Stage Protests Of Union Rights Bill. In it, WBNS-TV Columbus reports that:

Private sector union members and environmentalists joined the fight Saturday against a bill abolishing most collective bargaining rights in Ohio.

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dpx55

Columbus, OH

#1 Feb 26, 2011
Protest all you want for as long as you want. Bring in all the out of state professional protesting talent you want. It's not going to change the fact that the states are going broke and can't afford the sweetheart pension deals.

Times have changed. Any legislator that helps retain the status quo should consider other employment. The party's over.
Noexcuses

Youngstown, OH

#2 Feb 26, 2011
Even if John Kasich passes this disaster, the State of Ohio will never see the money they save from SB5. Just like the Ohio Lottery I thought that money went to the schools? If thats the case how do we still have old schools falling apart, school taxes and levy's. Kasich will steal whatever money they take from the state employee's, we will never see a dime of the money. It's just a way to legally rob state workers.
Harvey

Walbridge, OH

#3 Feb 27, 2011
dpx55 wrote:
Protest all you want for as long as you want. Bring in all the out of state professional protesting talent you want. It's not going to change the fact that the states are going broke and can't afford the sweetheart pension deals.
Times have changed. Any legislator that helps retain the status quo should consider other employment. The party's over.
Then let's start at the top. Then ask everyone else to pitch in. Don't give pay rasies at the top then take it out of the every day workers pocket. My house Rep. is to busy in hus law firm to write me back or see me. I elected him to look out for us but this sounds like a double dip to me. I was told that they don't even know when he would get my letter because he is so busy with his law firm. I voted him in you can bet I will help vote him out.
But he will vote for sb5 because it's a party vote. Looking out for your people I don't think so. Am I in a union NO

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#4 Feb 27, 2011
dpx55

Columbus, OH

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Harvey wrote:
<quoted text>Then let's start at the top. Then ask everyone else to pitch in. Don't give pay rasies at the top then take it out of the every day workers pocket. My house Rep. is to busy in hus law firm to write me back or see me. I elected him to look out for us but this sounds like a double dip to me. I was told that they don't even know when he would get my letter because he is so busy with his law firm. I voted him in you can bet I will help vote him out.
But he will vote for sb5 because it's a party vote. Looking out for your people I don't think so. Am I in a union NO
Not excusing his nonresponse, but State Reps aren't full time. I don't think that's something we EVER want in Ohio. Look what it's done to Washington.

Truth is, the state can't afford to have its staff work for 30 years then collect a full pension for 30 more. There's a reason the private sector doesn't do this anymore - it was unsustainable. Same goes for the government.

That's not a "Party issue." It's mathematics.
Common Sense

Saint Marys, OH

#6 Feb 27, 2011
If there is anyone out there that is a lawyer.....I have a question for you. If the Republicans ram SB5 through......would the unions be able to come back on the state for breach of contract? All these union workers have a binding contract. Are the Republicans and the Governor opening a can of worms??

“Patience and Snow”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#7 Feb 27, 2011
Common Sense wrote:
If there is anyone out there that is a lawyer.....I have a question for you. If the Republicans ram SB5 through......would the unions be able to come back on the state for breach of contract? All these union workers have a binding contract. Are the Republicans and the Governor opening a can of worms??
Sorry, Unicorn rights can be withdrawn by the General Assembly. Contract/Schmontract.
Harvey

Walbridge, OH

#8 Feb 28, 2011
dpx55 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not excusing his nonresponse, but State Reps aren't full time. I don't think that's something we EVER want in Ohio. Look what it's done to Washington.
Truth is, the state can't afford to have its staff work for 30 years then collect a full pension for 30 more. There's a reason the private sector doesn't do this anymore - it was unsustainable. Same goes for the government.
That's not a "Party issue." It's mathematics.
First I am paying my rep.$50,000 a year for a prat time job ? Next our Mr. Kasik is giving pay rasises to all his buds. Now as I said before don't mess with the people who try to keep this state working until you show your going to give up some of your own stuff first. When you take money out of the middle class pocket they don't have it to spend in stores,gas station,resturants,ect. Do the math.
yeahrite

United States

#9 Feb 28, 2011
Gee, i wish i made over 80,000 a year so i could complain about paying into my own retirement like most people who dont have one or enough to save do.
Anonymous

Fremont, OH

#10 Feb 28, 2011
Harvey wrote:
<quoted text>First I am paying my rep.$50,000 a year for a prat time job ? Next our Mr. Kasik is giving pay rasises to all his buds. Now as I said before don't mess with the people who try to keep this state working until you show your going to give up some of your own stuff first. When you take money out of the middle class pocket they don't have it to spend in stores,gas station,resturants,ect. Do the math.
May I ask who Govenor Kasik(?) gave the raise or raises to? Do you know their names? And.... did you personally pay your rep $50,000 for a part-time job? If so, are there any other part-time jobs paying those kind of wages? I would like for oue son to have a job like that. Maybe if you were non-union you could put that extra $50,000 in your pocket. Please give us anwsers to the above questions.
Anonymous

Fremont, OH

#11 Feb 28, 2011
Sorry for the above typo. It should have read "our", not oue son.
true

United States

#12 Feb 28, 2011
union thug machine is corrupt as much as those in office are fck them all
Kasich best friend

Norwich, OH

#13 Feb 28, 2011
Noexcuses wrote:
Even if John Kasich passes this disaster, the State of Ohio will never see the money they save from SB5. Just like the Ohio Lottery I thought that money went to the schools? If thats the case how do we still have old schools falling apart, school taxes and levy's. Kasich will steal whatever money they take from the state employee's, we will never see a dime of the money. It's just a way to legally rob state workers.
my friend you are right
Kasich best friend

Norwich, OH

#14 Feb 28, 2011
true wrote:
union thug machine is corrupt as much as those in office are **** them all
so a 90 pound teacher is a thug
Kasich best friend

Norwich, OH

#15 Feb 28, 2011
yeahrite wrote:
Gee, i wish i made over 80,000 a year so i could complain about paying into my own retirement like most people who dont have one or enough to save do.
worry about yourself not other that the way Christian do it
Kasich best friend

Norwich, OH

#16 Feb 28, 2011
dpx55 wrote:
<quoted text>
Not excusing his nonresponse, but State Reps aren't full time. I don't think that's something we EVER want in Ohio. Look what it's done to Washington.
Truth is, the state can't afford to have its staff work for 30 years then collect a full pension for 30 more. There's a reason the private sector doesn't do this anymore - it was unsustainable. Same goes for the government.
That's not a "Party issue." It's mathematics.
it is math last time I read it saving the state 217 million dollars and the state need to cut 8 billion dollar where the rest coming from
Harvey

Walbridge, OH

#17 Feb 28, 2011
Newsdiva wrote:
<quoted text>
May I ask who Govenor Kasik(?) gave the raise or raises to? Do you know their names? And.... did you personally pay your rep $50,000 for a part-time job? If so, are there any other part-time jobs paying those kind of wages? I would like for oue son to have a job like that. Maybe if you were non-union you could put that extra $50,000 in your pocket. Please give us anwsers to the above questions.
Governorís Office Salaries Going WAY Up Under Kasich

John Kasich ran for governor as a fiscal conservative. He promised to cut government spending at every level. Unfortunately, this seems to be his plan for the rest of the government while those closest to him are going to get big pay raises on our dime.

Stricklandís Communications Director Keith Dailey, for example, currently makes $89,003. While Kasichís Scott Milburn is getting a bump to $120,000.

Press Secretary Amanda Wurst currently makes $69,992. Rob Nichols will get $90,000.00.

But the big boost is for Chief of Staff.

Stricklandís Chief of Staff John Haseley makes $122,990/year but Kasichís incoming Chief of Staff Beth Hansen is going to receive $170,000. This is more money than every cabinet member but 3, more than the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, more than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Speaker and Senate President!

And while John Keeling doesnít appear to be on the list yet (itís still very incomplete), Jai Chabria is.

For his long-time friend and the second half of his two man office at Lehman, John Kasich made up a brand new position: Special Assistant to the Governor. And a brand new salary as well:$145,000.

The Governor himself only makes $141,708!

Expect a more detailed analysis of these numbers over the next few days. But donít expect the result to be any different.

Governor Strickland succeeded at doing everything the Republicans always promise to do. He cut government spending, lowered taxes and reduced the size of government. He paid for his own healthcare and he kept his staff salaries low. He led by example.

John Kasich is obviously taking a different path: paying his own staff big bucks Ė even making up new, high-paid positions for his friends Ė and fiscal conservatives should take note.

Office of Budget & Management:
FED UP
Hilliard, OH
The Dispatch reported today that Kasich has also increased the salaries of many of his Cabinet members Ė especially those of his closest friends and allies.

OBD Director Tim Keen got a 19% bump up to $150K and Mary Taylor, who will be receiving pay from her job as head of the Department of Insurance instead of at the lower Lt. Governor rate, is getting a bump of 17% to the same $150K amount. We can only assume this was done to keep Taylor and Keen from seeking better paying jobs in the private sector.

Some of the other cabinet members got small salary adjustments which seem reasonable. But the Directors of Health and Mental health got pretty hefty cuts (22.4% and 7.8%).

Pay raises for his pals. Cuts for everyone else. Sounds about right for Governor Kasich.

and no I did not personally pay my house rep.$50,000 I guess we all did as he is a Elected.
Kasich best friend

Nashport, OH

#19 Feb 28, 2011
beat day of the year march 15
U S Citizen

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Mar 26, 2011
dpx55 wrote:
Protest all you want for as long as you want. Bring in all the out of state professional protesting talent you want. It's not going to change the fact that the states are going broke and can't afford the sweetheart pension deals.
Times have changed. Any legislator that helps retain the status quo should consider other employment. The party's over.
Help balance the budget with an increase in the state sales tax. Make rich people pay along with the rest of us. Taking bargaining power away from the people will not help balance the budget. It will force many people into bankruptcy. Paying a little bit more at the cash register will make everyone accountable.

Since: Apr 10

Weston, OH

#21 Mar 28, 2011
The real problem here is for the last thirty years the left and right allowed our jobs to go overseas and it has destroyed this country. If we dont get our jobs back this counrty will never be the same. If we didn't lose all those jobs we would have plenty of money to fund everything we need. Shame on our leaders.. It should start new now! The first thing is implement term limits right off the bat, pork, get rid of lobyists, reduce politicians compesnatory packages. Enfore fair trade!!

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