Extreme House Republicans are trying to eliminate faculty unions in Ohio! Late last week, the Ohio House of Representatives included eight anti-union provisions in the state Budget, Sub. H.B. 64. Among these is a provision in the that would reclassify faculty at all of Ohio’s public State Universities as “Managers” and strip them of their collective bargaining rights.
This bill is a shameless attempt by lawmakers to pass pieces of SB5, which voters overwhelmingly rejected in 2011. Tell your state house representatives and let them know that we don’t want another SB5!
We need our university faculty to have the ability to join a union and have a voice at the table of Ohio’s colleges and universities because they will speak to the student’s needs, not the bottom line of the institution.
Please take action because taking the voice away from university and college faculty is taking a voice from the students who attend these institutions.