ROUNDUP: Across Ohio, Labor Leaders Warn Vance Wouldn’t Give Workers A Chance In The U.S. Senate
November 4, 2022
Columbus, OH – As voters across Ohio went to the polls this week, they heard all about how J.D. Vance wouldn’t give workers a chance in the U.S. Senate.
J.D. Vance is an out-of-touch millionaire who has profited from globalization, said “it was not necessarily bad trade deals,” and is now lying about his record of advocating to cut Social Security and Medicare. Read and watch more below:
Times Leader: ‘No Chance Vance’ tour makes a stop in Martins Ferry
- The Ohio Democratic Party’s “No Chance Vance” tour made a Friday stop in the Purple City, where labor leaders voiced support for Democrat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan in the race for Ohio’s open U.S. Senate seat.
- Dave Dilly, a coal miner out of Coshocton and Ohio COMPAC coordinator for the United Mine Workers of America, said Ohio deserves a representative such as Ryan, who is “Ohio through and through” and will fight for the workers of the state. Dilley said Vance has “forgotten about Ohio.”
- “Tim Ryan is very special to me and the coal miners because of what he’s done for us as far as our health care and our pensions. … If it wasn’t for Tim Ryan, there probably would have been 10,000 coal miners without health care, 100,000 coal miners without retirement benefits. For the average coal miner, the retirement benefits are $500 a month, and that would be devastating,” he said, adding that he wants to return the favor and show his support for Ryan.
- Melissa Cropper, president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers and secretary/treasurer of the Central Labor Councils, said as an educator the opioid epidemic crisis is a big concern for her and an important issue. She said Vance has not done anything to help the issue, whereas Ryan is working on recovery and prevention efforts.
- “Vance could have put his money into helping with real efforts to combat the opioid epidemic but instead he used the money for his nonprofit (Our Ohio Renewal, which collapsed within two years) to pay his friends and a political advisor,” she said, adding that Ryan has worked across party lines to advocate for an approach that combines treatment, prevention and law enforcement efforts.
- Members of the Lima Building Trades, United Steelworkers, and the UAW CAP Council spoke to the media about their thoughts on Republican U.S. Senate candidate, J.D. Vance, during a “No Chance Vance” tour.
- The union officials say that Vance has voiced his objection to bills that have already passed that would create millions of dollars of infrastructure improvements in Ohio and also the growth of the electric vehicle industry. That is why they are throwing their support behind Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Ryan. Especially since, he was one of the co-sponsors of the “Protecting the Right to Organize Act” or PRO Act, which has already passed the U.S. House but is still looking for Senate approval.
- Labor leaders across Ohio have joined the Ohio Democratic Party to advocate for workers in the state. The tour is titled ‘No Chance Vance’ in hopes to inform Ohioans why they should choose U.S. Senate Candidate Tim Ryan (D).
- JD Vance (R) is campaigning against Ryan in the coming election. Labor leaders advocated for Ryan on Monday morning at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 776 Hall in Lima.
- “There is a lot at stake in the United States Senate race,” said McPheron. “Whether hard-working families will be able to get ahead or if out-of-touch millionaires will continue to rig the system for themselves and their wealthy corporate special interest donors. When you love this country, you love the people that make it work. Tim Ryan loves the workers who keep this country running.”