Trumka heads to Ohio before referendum vote

by News on November 7, 2011

in Pro Worker Legislation, State and Local, State Legislation

By Kevin Bogardus/The Hill

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will be in Ohio Monday for labor’s final push before a key statewide vote on collective bargaining rights.

The head of the nation’s largest labor federation is expected at several events throughout the state to help get out the vote to repeal legislation, known as Senate Bill 5, which would curb public workers’ collective bargaining rights, according to an AFL-CIO official. Trumka’s presence in the Buckeye State before the vote Tuesday will garner even more national attention to what has become a crucial test of unions’ political strength heading into the 2012 elections.

Trumka is expected at a number of events in Cleveland and Columbus where he will help with canvassing, phone-banking and rallying union members to help get out the vote before polls close on Tuesday.

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