SB5 Soundly Defeated in Ohio

I am glad that 61% of voters in Ohio rejected Governor John Kasick’s law against public workers engaging in collective bargaining. Government should be about discourse and compromise. SB5, on the other hand, was a bit of Republican thuggery against the public workers that are essential to making this or any state function. The voters of Ohio demonstrated at the polls that they would not stand for this. Instead, they supported public workers’ rights to collectively bargain, and I believe, they supported the reopening of respectful dialog and compromise in politics.

Read more about the results here.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.

One thought on “SB5 Soundly Defeated in Ohio

  1. Couldn’t agree more, Jason. But I think it’s important to note that in Ohio, as in Wisconsin (and many other states), the issue was not just the issues, but the METHOD. There has been a systematic attempt (funded by the Koch brothers and their ilk) to undermine the very mechanisms of democracy. That is because they are a MINORITY and know it.
    Newt’s joke about finding out who among your friends oppose your view and the keeping them from voting — ha ha ha — gives away the show.

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