May 25, 2018

Backed By Labor Groups Across State,
Dettelbach Pledges to Fight for Working Ohioans

STATEWIDE — As Steve crisscrosses the state, it is abundantly clear in diverse communities across Ohio that Steve Dettelbach and organized labor see eye to eye on issues that matter to working Ohioans and their families. Anti-worker Dave Yost, on the other hand, has used organized labor as a political punching bag, consistently turning his back on Ohio’s working families.

Take SB5/Issue 2 — Yost broke his promise and not only supported the legislation, but actively worked to garner support for it. Let’s remember: this is a bill that aimed to strip 400,000 cops, teachers, firefighters, and other public workers of their right to collectively bargain. Yost has actively opposed Project Labor Agreements and Prevailing Wage requirements and has regularly targeted workers’ pensions in his audits. Yost is no friend to labor — he has worked steadfastly to hurt workers and cripple their efforts in making sure every Ohioan gets a fair shot.

Steve has spent his career making sure labor gets a fair shake under the law, whether it was taking on employers who break the law and hurt workers by evading taxes to prosecuting bosses that exploited their workers — even sometimes by threats and violence. Steve has remained committed to advocating for working Ohioans, and will do so as Ohio’s next Attorney General. Make no mistake — only one of the two choices on the ballot for Attorney General this year believes that when unions are strong, Ohio is strong.

Steve also rallied with union members in Marietta during last week’s “Take Back Ohio” tour, organized by the Ohio AFL-CIO.

All of this is why Steve is grateful to have the support from so many strong unions, including:
Ohio AFL-CIO; United Food and Commercial Workers Locals 17A, 75, 880, 1059; the International Chemical Workers Union; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; Ohio Kentucky Administrative District Council of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers; Building & Construction Trades Council, Greater Cincinnati; Building & Construction Trades Council, Cleveland; Building & Construction Trades Council, East Central Ohio; Building & Construction Trades Council, Western Reserve; Building & Construction Trades Council, Lima; Communication Workers of America District 4; International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; Ohio State Conference of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 6; Ohio Association of Public School Employees AFSCME Local 4; Ohio Civil Service Employees Association AFSCME Local 11; Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters; Ohio Federation of Teachers; Ohio State Assoc. of Plumbers and Pipefitters; Ohio Conference of Plasterers and Cement Masons; Ohio Education Association; Operating Engineers; Sheet Metal Workers Local 24 and 33