So you've signed up for the Working People's Day of Action on Feb. 24? What's next, you ask? Now it's time to prepare for the big day and make it a success!
On the day of the event, OCSEA members will gather at OCSEA's staging area located at 137 S. State Street in downtown Columbus. Members should go to the staging area to CHECK IN beginning at 10:30 a.m. Grab your free hat, button, printed rally signs, education materials and more before you head to the rally at noon. Download Day of the Event flier!
This rally is part of a National Day of Action being held in 10 cities across the U.S. to protect workers' freedoms and support strong unions. Share on Social Media. #itsaboutfreedom #UNRIGtheSystem
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Let us know if you can make it to the day of action, if you need transportation and where we can send you event updates. Bus shuttles will be available from all over the state. Please see bus selections below to reserve your seats. All are welcome! See more Event Details below.
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What: Working People's Day of Action Rally
Date: Sat., February 24
Time: Gathering begins at 10:30 a.m.; rally begins at noon
Location: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, OH
Check In: OCSEA's staging area will be held at the intersection of E. State and S. Lazelle streets (southeast of the Statehouse). Buses will be dropping off at that staging area. Get the Google Maps location HERE. Go here at 10:30 a.m. to sign in and more.
Why are we rallying?
Just like with the dangerous Senate Bill 5, politicians at the Statehouse are trying to take away collective bargaining rights again and want to make Ohio a Right to Work state. But, instead of legislation this time, they want to put the attacks before Ohio voters with six proposed anti-worker ballots initiatives. Nationally, a U.S. Supreme Court case, Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31, would make the entire country Right to Work for public employees if the court sides with anti-union groups like the Koch Brothers, ALEC and the National Right to Work Committee. The Court will hear oral arguments on the case on Feb. 26, two days after the Working People's Day of Action!
For these reasons and more, we need a strong showing of workers–public and private–against these attacks at the event on February 24! These attacks on public employees are no more than attempts to divide workers and limit our power! Because, as we all know, unions give workers a powerful voice to speak up—speak up for fair wages, affordable health care, a dignified pension and strong public services!
And that's why America needs unions now more than ever!!
Just like we did when we took down Senate Bill 5, when we join forces and stick together, WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!