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5 Reasons Why John Kasich Is One of the Worst Candidates for Working Families in the 2014 Elections

Photo courtesy Steve Beshear on Flickr

It's an election year and we are quickly approaching the time when working families will have the opportunity to go to the polls and vote against a whole host of extreme candidates who support policies that limit rights, make it even harder to afford a middle-class life and pad the pockets of their corporate buddies. One of the "Worst Candidates for Working Families in the 2014 Elections" is Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Here are five reasons why Kasich has been bad for working people.

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Ohio Working Families Kick Off 2014 Election Mobilization

Today the Ohio AFL-CIO unveiled a new video to launch its 2014 campaign to mobilize and educate working family voters for the fall elections. The video highlights the battle over Gov. John Kasich’s (R) efforts to end collective bargaining rights for the state’s public employees through 2011 legislation known as S.B. 5. It offers viewers a review of the S.B. 5 protests and the successful campaign to repeal it by an overwhelming 61% to 39% vote in November 2011.

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Ohio Republicans and Gov. Kasich Greatly Weaken the Right to Vote

Photo courtesy Steve Beshear

Last week, the Ohio House of Representatives pushed through two voter suppression bills, previously passed by the state Senate, that would reduce early voting and restrict absentee ballot access. Gov. John Kasich (R) signed the bills into law Friday night. Supporters claim the bills were necessary to prevent voter fraud and to save public resources. Reality says otherwise.

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To the Rescue in Toledo

Red Cross volunteers, photos by Red Cross.

What happened when about 165 elderly residents and residents with disabilities had to be evacuated from their Toledo, Ohio, apartments because of a top-floor water main break earlier this month? Union members and the Toledo Region of the American Red Cross came to the rescue. UAW Local 12 opened its hall to those in need of shelter. Volunteers who pitched in to help included members of the UAW, the Ohio Nurses Association, UFCW—and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) members, who transported the displaced residents to the shelter. 

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Cincinnati Voters React to Pension Assault: Not 'No,' but 'Hell No'

Photo courtesy Bill Roehl

In one of the biggest working family victories in Tuesday's elections, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly defeated a city charter amendment that would've eliminated defined-benefit pensions for city workers and replaced them with defined-contribution plans. How overwhelming were the voters in rejecting the assault on public pensions? By a margin of 78%–22%. Yes, only 22% of the electorate in Cincinnati, not exactly a liberal bastion, supported cutting public pensions. Maybe those who are pushing the anti-pension agenda across the country should take notice.

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Indiana, Michigan and Ohio Working Families to Rally for Middle-Class Survival

On June 15, hundreds of working families from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio will come together for the Middle Class Survival Rally in Monroe, Mich. The goal of the rally is to educate people about the ongoing attacks on working families in the United States.

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From Yogurt to Steel Mills, IBEW Members Put Skills to Use

Chobani photo

The recently opened Chobani yogurt plant—the world’s largest—in Twin Falls, Idaho, and several major construction projects—including a new steel mill—in the Youngstown, Ohio, area have been a boon for the skilled Electrical Workers (IBEW) members there who have been a blessing for the construction managers tasked with getting the jobs done quickly and efficiently.

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Union Members @Work: Quality

As the launch of the AFL-CIO’s new online hub @Work continues, today we are highlighting union members’ commitment to producing the highest quality of products and services. This is one of the seven categories of the new site.

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Ohio Union Members Energized to Re-Elect President Obama and Sen. Sherrod Brown

Photo courtesy of John Beagle

An election eve poll taken among AFL-CIO union voters in Ohio shows that Ohio working families strongly support President Obama and Sen. Sherrod Brown.

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Akron Area Voting Machine Troubles Slow Ohio Voters

Akron Area Voting Machine Troubles Slow Ohio Voters

The AFL-CIO Voter Protection rapid response team has dispatched a team of lawyers to Summit County, Ohio, where there have been reports from across the country about problems with voting machines, lack of paper ballots, moved polling places and other issues.   

In one precinct, some voters were in line from 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. before finally voting with provisional ballots. 

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