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Ohio public universities are applauding efforts by lawmakers to curb public-sector union rights... Thoughts?

 

 

Ohio public universities are applauding efforts by lawmakers to curb public-sector union rights.

Passed in the Ohio Senate Wednesday, Ohio Senate Bill 5, which limits collective bargaining rights for public employees, has the support of the Inter-University Council of Ohio.

Council President Bruce Johnson spoke on behalf of Ohio’s 14 public universities last week. Johnson said he believes the bill will save universities money in collective bargaining agreements.

Ohio faces an $8 billion budget shortfall and many universities anticipate that big cuts loom ahead. Johnson said passing a "union-busting bill" [as quoted per article] such as SB 5 would help prepare universities for less funding.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 4:03 PM on Mar. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What a shock...management wants to do away with unions.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:05 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • What a shock...management wants to do away with unions.


    Doing away with? Taking some creative liberties to exagerate, I see..... LIMITING powers to reduce the financial burden on the states is a more appropriate analysis, IMO.. ;o)

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 4:07 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Republicans who supported the bill said workers have too much power at the bargaining table under current law, and reform is needed to help local governments cope with tightening budgets.

    I wonder if it's the power or the money that is more problematic? I'd like them to define limits-

    Even some Pubs vote against.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 4:12 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • It's a slippery slope.

    A few limitations here...a few limitations there...next thing you know you've got a buzz cut.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 4:19 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • A few limitations here...a few limitations there...next thing you know you've got a buzz cut.


    Funny, SOME said this about ObamaCare and were told they were fear mongering.... Two way street?

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 4:20 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • While Jacobs cited approximately 42 percent of payroll workers are members of unions, other Ohio public universities do not have such a substantial number of workers belonging to unions.


    Miami University only boasts two unions on campus and a small percentage of its employees are union members.


    “The vast majority of our employees are not represented,” said Vice President for Finance and Business Services David Creamer. “Almost all of our policies, even for our organized groups, defer to university policy on things like benefits. So, there really aren’t those kinds of issues here that you may see at some of the universities.”


    Miami University does not have a faculty union and unions represent only food service employees and police officers.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:21 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Still, Johnson said the amendments in SB 5 would be beneficial for university managements that will face slimmer budgets in the coming months


    He is talking out his a$$...unions are NOT the problem for the Univ's according to HIM...so why the anti bargaining stance?? hmm, agenda I am sure

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:22 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Funny, SOME said this about ObamaCare and were told they were fear mongering.... Two way street?


     


    When they atart talking about unions killing granny..then we can talk fear tactics

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:24 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • When they atart talking about unions killing granny..then we can talk fear tactics


    Pretty sure "Someone" claimed Republicans were starving the middle class when this WI bill/protest began?  Or something to that effect, right? Ohhhh don't worry, I am sure you have another free pass up your sleeve... We know you have a sack of them, SAK...

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 4:27 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Funny, SOME said this about ObamaCare and were told they were fear mongering.... Two way street?
    >>>>>>
    No, two very different issues. It's like comparing prostate exams and a janitors
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 4:28 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

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