When asked what was the most important topic for voters this election season, overwhelmingly the response was economic issues. This sentiment is likely to be in complete contrast with the “Lame Duck” state legislative session, as Republicans in control are not looking to pass a jobs bill. Rather, they are looking to take away unemployment benefits to workers who get laid off.
You voice is needed to help stop this unnecessary legislation, HB394, which would make it more difficult to qualify for unemployment benefits if displaced from work and will cut benefit amounts that help pay the bills and keep food on the table.
Working people are tired of being being punished for the loss of good-paying jobs and offered empty promises while the super-wealthy and large corporations rig the economic system in their favor. Now, we have a chance to send a strong message to the Republicans in charge at the Statehouse and corporate CEOs that are pushing this bill that working people from both sides of the political spectrum want these attacks to stop.
That is why I am asking you to join your fellow union members from all sectors of the workforce and others on Tuesday, November 29th at the Ohio Statehouse to urge your legislator to oppose HB394 and any attempt to takeaway our earned unemployment benefits.
To RSVP for the “Lame Duck” Lobby Day on November 29th, please email Matt Smith, Ohio AFL-CIO Legislative Director. If you cannot make it, you can still make your voice heard by calling 844-213-8172 and tell your legislator, “Don’t let corporate CEOs cut unemployment benefits.”
Thank you in advance for doing what you can to help stop corporate CEOs from continuing to rig the system against us. Every phone call and every worker who can make it Tuesday, Nov. 29th will make a difference. Let your voice be that one to stop these takeaways from working Ohioans.