COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party today released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper on Gov. John Kasich’s decision to rescind executive orders, signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland in 2007 and 2008, making independent home health-care and child-care workers eligible for collective bargaining rights:
“It’s a sad day when those who care for our children, our seniors and Ohioans with disabilities — and who simply want to be able to make ends meet while providing that invaluable service — become the target of a cynical political attack,” Pepper said.
“Unfortunately, this is yet another example where Ohio workers and families are used as pawns in the world of presidential politics. They should not have to pay the price for John Kasich’s need to compete with the likes of Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal.”