Ohio’s AFSCME Members Rally in West Virginia

Photo Credit: Joe Weidner, AFSCME Ohio Council 8

Photo Credit: Joe Weidner, AFSCME Ohio Council 8

 

Ohio’s AFSCME members were well represented over the weekend in the group of demonstrators speaking out against “right to work” is wrong in West Virginia.

“Thousands of people came to the West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston on Saturday to hear from the leaders of America’s most prominent labor unions at a rally to protest against the agenda of the new Republican majority in the Legislature.

For more than two hours, the crowd listened to labor leaders denounce charter schools, “right-to-work” laws, mine safety rollbacks and the revamping of West Virginia’s prevailing-wage law…

A union official estimated that 6,000 people attended what was officially called the Mountaineer Workers Rising Rally, but that number could not be independently confirmed. Dozens of buses brought in union members both from across West Virginia and from out of state.”

Read more about the event from the Charleston Gazette by clicking this link: http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20150307/GZ01/150309281#sthash.dLV8oJaE.dpuf

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