The Fight’s Not Over

November 8 is going to be a very big day in Ohio:

LIMA ā€” Off-duty firefighters and police officers walked door-to-door Saturday, urging Lima residents to vote “no” in next month’s ballot fight over the state’s collective-bargaining overhaul.

About 40 cops and firefighters took part in the canvassing, organized as Protect Ohio’s Protectors, part of the We Are Ohio coalition opposing the collective-bargaining law known as Senate Bill 5. We Are Ohio is the union-backed coalition that spearheaded efforts to get the referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot and continues pushing for S.B. 5’s defeat.

“It’s a safety issue, not just for the firefighters, but it translates to safety for the citizens of Lima,” said Sean Carpenter, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 334 and one of the canvass volunteers. “One thing they’re going to take away from us is the ability to sit down at the negotiating table and determine manning factors, determine the type of equipment that we have.”

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4 thoughts on “The Fight’s Not Over

  1. Kind of reminds me of when “support our troops” was our mantra but didn’t extend to little things like personal armor and going to war under false circumstances.

  2. I voted, pansypoo, and so did all the other good liberals in Ohio. I’ve just about had it with the “GOP won because disgruntled lefties didn’t turn out” nonsense. Know why the Republicans had so much success? Because the people in the middle looked around and said, huh, we elected huge waves of D’s intwo consecutive election cycles, and they fucking laid down sacrifice bunts instead of swinging for the fences. The wars kept going on, the health care system is still largely fucked, Wall Street still calls the shots and all we can fucking talk about is the deficit and tax cuts.
    Barney Fucking Frank was on Maddow last night giving a petulant whine about how all these OWS people need to translate that energy into action while conveniently forgettingthat they had done just that in 2006 and 2008 and all that happened was a little nibbling around the edges.
    And you know, I don’t want to hear about the big bad Republicans won’t let us do anything either. Yeah they’re nihilists, but that just means that you don’t fucking enable them. Voters aren’t going to be too impressed if Daddy was too hung over to go to work this morning so Mommy once again called him in sick. You don’t get any points for not being the originator of the problem, you fucking numbskulls. You get points fortaking up the goddamn fight.
    So spare me your lectures, Congressman. And if you think your line of bullshit about how Occupy just needs to get out the vote a little more enthusiastically this time around bears any resemblance to the world the rest of us live in then you’re either hopelessly corrupt or not nearly as intelligent as you are routinely given credit for.

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