Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Will you vote today?

My husband is a union man. As was my dad, his dad, our grandfathers and uncles. Having a union job has provided for us well. Because of the life my husband is able to provide, I can stay home, raise our children, and have a very comfortable life.

Unions make the middle class.

There is a push to make Ohio a "right to work" state, and if this happens, families like mine will completely lose our way of life. In "right to work" states an average worker makes $7,131 a year less than workers in free-bargaining states. "Right to work" states have higher poverty rates and poorer schools. Minorities in "right to work" states make between 31-50% less than their union counterparts.

Please, don't forget to vote today and pass this message along.

"In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans as 'right to work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining... We demand this fraud be stopped." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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