Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
Ohio union bosses have scheduled a special Columbus screening of Citizen Koch, a far-left revisionist history of Big Labor’s failed attempt to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in 2012.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is making universal taxpayer-funded preschool a centerpiece of his campaign to unseat Republican Governor John Kasich, in an obvious nod to his union backers.
“So-called ‘Right To Work’ is a dangerous attack on working and middle-class families,” leftist think tank Policy Matters Ohio warned in a recent invitation to a propaganda event organized by union front We Are Ohio.
Labor unions, Chamber of Commerce affiliates, and both major political parties support Strong Ohio Communities, a campaign to issue $1.875 billion in new state bonds for local public works projects.
Media Trackers uncovered several facts about “citizen-driven, community-based bipartisan coalition” We Are Ohio during 2013 which should confirm beyond question that We Are Ohio is a union front group.
Most of Ohio’s big unions had already endorsed gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald and the rest of the statewide Democrat slate by the end of 2013, before FitzGerald dropped Sen. Eric Kearney (D-Cincinnati) from the ticket and gained a primary challenger.
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio violated Ohio elections law by failing to disclose in-kind support from three labor unions in its July report to the secretary of state, the Ohio Elections Commission (OEC) ruled at a December 5 meeting.
Union campaign committee We Are Ohio received assistance from several labor unions for more than a dozen events this spring, but reported no in-kind support for the first six months of 2013.
Labor bosses hope to keep dues mandatory in unionized Ohio workplaces by demonizing any individual, group, or business that supports workplace freedom.