Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fanning the flames. Ohio plays second fiddle. Something something while Rome burns something something

Ohio’s turn to revolt: Thousands flood statehouse over anti-union bill

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, February 18th, 2011 
The massive, government-crippling protests in Madison, Wisconsin have now spilled over into Ohio, where over 5,000 rallied Thursday in opposition to a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for state workers.

Ohio's Senate Bill 5 is essentially the same as what Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed, and it seems to be recieving about the same response. Just last week, more than 800 people showed up to protest the bill while it was still in committee, packing out the statehouse in a show of numbers that Thursday's demonstration easily topped.

The collective bargaining power of unionized workers is a key bullwark for American laborers, who've often been forced to organize throughout US history to force management into offering better pay, health insurance, greater job security, vacation time or even maternity leave. Without collective bargaining, the power of unionized workers would be reduced to their last and most extreme tool in their set: the general strike.

1 comment:

Martin Ewen said...

Find it hard to believe any of this stuff is organic. It's got monkey see monkey do smeared all over it.
It could be simply designed to produce a run on gold and silver. The silver investors are buying like crazy. It's like the rapture for precious metal enthusiasts.

This political stuff is cerebral cocaine. People people. Grow tomatoes and learn how to skin and cook wild dogs. Brush your teeth with bark and remember only the cheerful post apocalypticists will survive. : )