Workers, retirees and those shut out of an economy that is only working for the 1% are needed to DOWNLOAD THE FLYER, attend and help build a crowd for a Workers’ Rally in Columbus, OH on the morning of Friday, August 21. The #DefendTheDream Rally is to protest the national gathering of the extreme right-wing group called Americans for Prosperity (Koch Brothers) and their anti-worker agenda to make “Right to Work” Is Wrong the law of Ohio and the entire country.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends, coworkers and family.

Americans for Prosperity is holding its national Summit at the Columbus Convention Center and one of the conference sessions is entitled, “Right to Work: Understanding the Case for Worker Freedom of Choice.” With several high-profile presidential hopefuls and office holders already confirmed to speak at this Summit, including U.S. Senator Rob Portman, we need to send a very clear message that Ohioans reject this anti-worker message and any candidate that is associated with this extreme agenda.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends, coworkers and family.

While on the public space on the west side of the Convention Center we will hold a short speaking program and rally to “Defend the American Dream“. DOWNLOAD THE FLYER

Workers and retirees who still believe in workers’ rights and #IncomeEquality will be meeting at 9am at McFerson Commons (218 West St.) and will begin our march to #DefendTheDream at 10am. While inside the Columbus Convention Center, extremists will be talking about ideas to destroy what is left of our middle class, but on the streets we will be rallying to say #RightToWorkIsWrong!

Click here to RSVP on Facebook and invite all your friends, coworkers and family.

For more info, please contact workersrally@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you and your members at this important Rally!

Bus Information:

Buses from around the state will he headed to the rally. This information will change as more information becomes available. Please contact Jeanette Mauk, Ohio AFL-CIO Field Director, with any questions.

Toledo:
Departing 6:30AM from Teamsters Local 20 435 S. Hawley St. Toledo,
Contact Northwest CLC to RSVP or for more information.

Dayton
Departing 7:00AM from IUE-CWA Hall, 1675 Woodman Dr. , Dayton,
Contact Dayton/Miami Valley CLC at 937-259-9814 to RSVP or for more information

Cincinnati Bus #1 & Bus #2
Departing 7:00AM from AFSCME/Council 8, 1213 Tennessee Ave. Cincinnati,  Dayton,
Contact Cherika Carter, Ohio AFL-CIO Campaign Coordinator to RSVP or for more information

Marietta/Athens
Departing 6:30AM from Intersection Of St Rt 7 and St Rt 339 at the Park & Ride near Belpre OH
2nd Pick up at 7:15AM: Athens Community Center East State St Athens OH
Contact Ted Linscott, Southeast CLC to RSVP or for more information

Youngstown
Departing 6:30AM from McMenamy’s/ 325 Youngstown Warren Rd. Niles, OH
Contact Youngstown/Mahoning Valley CLC President Bill Padisak to RSVP or for more information

Portsmouth/Chillicothe
Departing 7:00AM from IBEW Hall, 110 Offnere Ave. Portsmouth, OH
2nd Pick up 8:00AM: Kmart, 1470 N Bridge St, Chillicothe, OH
Contact AFL-CIO Senior Field Rep. Tonya Ellison to RSVP or for more information

Lima
Departing 6:30AM from UAW, 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. Lima
Contact Kate Jacob, Ohio AFL-CIO Area Campaign Coordinator to RSVP or for more information

Canton
Departing 6:30AM from USW Golden Lodge, 1234 Harrison Ave., Canton, OH
Contact Jeanette Mauk, Ohio AFL-CIO Field Director, to RSVP or for more information

Akron Bus 1 & 2
Departing 6:30AM from USW Hall, 501 Kelly Ave. Akron
Contact Tri-County CLC, at 330-253-2111 to RSVP or for more information

Cleveland
Departing 7:00AM from Laborers Hall/North Shore CLC, 3250 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH
Contact North Shore CLC, to RSVP or for more information

Steubenville
Departing 5:00AM from IBEW Local 246, 624 N. 4th Street., Steubenville, OH
Contact Steven Badgley, Upper Ohio Valley CLC to RSVP and for more information