The group pushing anti-worker “Right to Work for Less” legislation in Ohio, Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, have been forced to hire paid petition circulators. The group is circulating petitions to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot which would severely damage the ability of unions to fairly represent its members.
We Are Ohio, the group that worked to repeal Gov. John Kasich’s union busting legislation SB 5, relied almost solely on a volunteer effort to gather 1,298,301 signatures in 2011.
While We Are Ohio was able to gather over a million signatures relying on volunteers that supported the right of employees to organize and be treated fairly in the workplace, Ohioans for Workplace Freedom is forced to pay people to try and get it’s “Right to Work For Less” measure on the ballot.
Chris Littleton, spokesman for the Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, recently stated that the group wasn’t interested in relying on a volunteer effort to acquire the necessary signatures to place the measure on the ballot.
Rather than relying on hard working Ohioans volunteering to gather signatures, Ohioans for Workplace Freedom is falling back on the deep pockets of big business to buy their way onto the ballot.