Statements about Unions

Some "20,000 Delphi salaried retirees lost up to 70 percent of their pensions" as a result of "political favoritism and backroom deals."

Says unemployment in Ohio "is significantly higher than the unemployment rate in states which are not forced union states and it’s always been that way."

"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.

"They talk about this problem with binding arbitration. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have somebody from Los Angeles fly into Zanesville and impose a wage settlement on you ... and then they’re on the plane back to Los Angeles."

"The city of Columbus would save $41 million a year if employees had to contribute to their own, guaranteed-check pensions."

Says the reforms in state Issue 2 "will save taxpayer dollars"

"We just can’t afford to pay 100 percent of government employee benefits."

"Senate Bill 5 makes it harder for nurses to give the patients the quality care they need."

Says that politicians who approved collective bargaining restrictions for public employees "exploited a loophole exempting themselves from Senate Bill 5."

"We have asked public employees to pay 10 percent of the costs of their guaranteed pension and 15 percent of the cost of their health care. ... The leadership of those public employees unions don't want to pay anything."

Toledo Mayor "Mike Bell (once) lost his job as a firefighter because his city ran out of money."

Says the state’s new collective bargaining law effectively eliminates police unions' ability to negotiate.

"Foreign companies in the United States have a significantly higher unionization rate than other companies overall."

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