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Issue 2 Opponents: Law Would Wipe Out Cost-Saving Measures

The report comes from Protect Ohio Protectors, an outspoken critic of Senate Bill 5 and Issue 2.
October 18, 2011

A new report says the collective bargaining practices cut by Senate Bill 5 have saved the state more than $1 billion since 2008.

Another Lively Debate Over Issue 2

Supporters and opponents of Issue 2 debated the collective bargaining measure in Cleveland on Monday.
October 18, 2011

Monday’s debate featured two Democrats on opposite sides of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law.

Edited TV Ad Turns Issue 2 Opponent Into Supporter

The original ad clearly portrays Marlene Quinn as an opponent of Issue 2, but another TV ad uses her testimony to support Issue 2.
12, 2011

Ads occasionally use video from the opposing side, but the new Issue 2 spot doesn’t identify the speaker as an Issue 2 opponent.

Are Public Workers Fairly Compensated?

Posted: September 21, 2011

Supporters of Senate Bill 5 and Issue #2 argue that pay and benefit compensation of public workers now exceeds that of their private sector peers. Opponents of the limits on public unions disagree. What do you think? Are public employees fairly compensated?

First Pro Issue 2 Ad Hits Airwaves

Toledo mayor Mike Bell iis the first mayor of a major Ohio city to back Issue 2.
September 7, 2011

Toledo mayor and former firefighter Mike Bell says the collective bargaining law gives local governments important tools for balancing their budgets.

First TV Ad For Issue 2 Unveiled

Activists with "We Are Ohio" spent the spring and summer working to put Issue 2 on the ballot.
2, 2011

The TV ad features firefighters saying Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for them to do their job.

We Are Ohio No Show At SB 5 Negotiation Invitation

19, 2011

The meeting that Republican lawmakers invited union leaders to attend to discuss the attempt to reject Ohio’s new collective bargaining reform bill came and went this morning. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports while there were no face to face discussions, there was a lot of talking.