Posts Tagged ‘SB 5’

Top 5 best and worst moments for workers in 2011

It’s been quite a year for workers. From Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., on the football field and the factory floor, we’ve seen unprecedented attacks on workers’ rights from Big Business and corporate-backed politicians. But we’ve also seen the resurgence of a movement to ensure fairness for all Americans and the beginnings of a great political awakening for the 99 percent.

We wanted to take time to reflect on the events of 2011, so we came up with this list of the top five best and worst moments for workers this year. Read more »

 

Victory in Ohio is a victory for the 99 percent

Today is a great day for workers’ rights. Ohio voters struck down Senate Bill 5 (Issue 2) by a stunning margin of 62-38 (29% reporting). The GOP-backed bill was designed to limit collective bargaining rights for public workers like firefighters, teachers, and nurses throughout the state. However, Ohio voters would not stand by and let their rights be taken away. They joined together and used their citizens’ veto to let the corporation-backed politicians know that Americans will stand up for their collective bargaining rights. But this isn’t just a victory for public employees in Ohio—it’s a victory for workers across the nation. This is a victory for the 99 percent, by the 99 percent. Read more »