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by News on October 18, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, State and Local, Union Politics and Transparency

By Christian Hartsock/Big Government

Cincinnati firefighter Doug Stern, frontman for union efforts to defeat public sector labor reforms in Ohio, is apparently unable to explain the health costs he has been describing to millions of Ohio voters.

For most of the past year, the Washington Big Labor-funded $7 million “grassroots” union front groupWe Are Ohio (WAO) has been campaigning for a no vote on Issue 2 come November 8th, which would repeal Senate Bill 5, passed in March by the Ohio legislature and signed by Governor John Kasich. The bill asks public sector unions to contribute 15 percent towards their health care premiums, of which they currently pay 5 percent. This unfair bill would have them pay only 8 percentage points less than the average that the private sector pays. (Unfair, of course, for the unions. Somehow.)

Last month, WAO featured Stern in its famous “Emergency” ad:


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