Ohio a Victory for Workers’ Rights

After a historic victory in Ohio with the defeat of Issue 2, Executive Director David Foster said, "This is a proud day for the people of Ohio and the rest of the country. Now it’s time to turn focus to creating good jobs for the 21st century economy."

November 8, 2011

(November 8, 2011) After a historic victory to sustain the rights of working people in Ohio with the defeat of Issue 2, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“This is a proud day for the people of Ohio and the rest of the country. The defeat of Issue 2, and the repudiation of Senate Bill 5, is a historic victory for the rights of working people to collectively bargain. This backwards law was rejected by the people of Ohio because a strong middle class is essential to the success of this nation, and because it will do nothing to face the biggest crisis facing our country now: jobs.

“Now it’s time to turn our focus to creating good jobs that ensure the United States leads the 21st century economy. We hope that leaders in Ohio — and the rest of our nation — move forward with an agenda to spur economic growth and create good jobs, while protecting rights of working people.”