COLUMBUS — Republicans in the Ohio Statehouse are once again pushing an anti-worker agenda backed by out-of-state billionaires, and the Ohio Republicans running for governor are refusing to heed the will of the voters who overwhelmingly rejected similar anti-worker legislation in 2011 with the defeat of Senate Bill 5.
“Even though John Kasich said so-called ‘right to work’ legislation isn’t on his agenda and Ohio voters shot down Senate Bill 5 by a 62-38 vote just a few years ago, Columbus Republicans won’t give up the ghost,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “John Becker and his crew are carrying water for the Koch brothers, pushing an agenda that will drive down wages and make workers less safe on the job. Jim Renacci is just as extreme as Becker in his enthusiasm for policies that will hurt workers, and Mary Taylor and Mike DeWine both backed Senate Bill 5. The voters of Ohio deserve to know where the Republican candidates for governor stand on Becker’s dangerous and divisive proposals.
“This issue is just one more example of how the Ohio Republican candidates for governor are running hard to the right, embracing Trumpism and rejecting their fellow Republican, John Kasich.”