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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 03:41 AM

'Right to work' figure at OU draws protest on campus

A group of roughly 75 Ohio University students and local and regional residents – many of them union members – gathered outside of Galbreath Chapel on College Green Monday evening to protest a speech from a lawyer associated with the “right-to-work” movement who successfully argued the Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court case in 2018.

Lawyer William Messenger, an OU alum and staff attorney with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, was invited by the university’s George Washington Forum to give a “Constitution Day” lecture at Galbreath Chapel entitled “Can Free Speech be Compelled? The First Amendment and Speech Rights.”

“Right to work” refers to a series of laws in roughly half of all U.S. states that ban employees in unionized workplaces from negotiating contracts with their employers that require all workers who benefit from the union contract to pay for the cost of the union’s representation.

Ohio voters most recently in 2011 voted down a ballot initiative that would have implemented a form of right to work.

Read more: https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/right-to-work-figure-at-ou-draws-protest-on-campus/article_90d66bd6-da3b-11e9-b67f-c701f5d43f59.html

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calimary Sep 23 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 05:11 AM

1. Ah yes. The Right to Work for Less.

The Right to Work with No Rights.

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Response to calimary (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 06:13 AM

2. They should just call it the Florida way.

I tried to start a Union in Florida. It included such fun as being followed in the bathroom, to make sure I didn't hand out any union lit. Anti union employees being given free cell phones to call and report me talking to any employees to management then they would be termed. They hired a big anti Union company who actually put a employee right in our Union. He attended every Union meeting we had.

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Response to Oppaloopa (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 07:17 AM

3. My Grandson

Goes to OU.

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