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.Answer Question
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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.
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
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
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