For Immediate Release
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Ohio Voters Repudiate Anti-Collective Bargaining Law
AFSCME’s McEntee: “The 99% Are Pulling Together in a Main Street Movement”Washington, DC —
The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) issued the following statement on the defeat of Senate Bill 5 in Ohio Tuesday.
“Tonight, Ohioans delivered a clear message to corporate-backed politicians across the country that we will no longer stay silent as Wall Street tries to steal the American Dream,” stated AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee.
“This was a brazen attempt to silence the voice of the 99%; the voters saw through it and vetoed it. A Main Street movement has begun and tonight we sent a message to all politicians to end the attacks on the economic and retirement security of the working middle class.”