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Right-to-work law would help Ohio

I hear how bad right-to-work legislation is, but it would go a long way toward making Ohio more attractive to business and bring jobs here (“Ohio’s right-to-work sideshow can’t become main event,” op-ed column, Jan. 12).

Also, right-to-work legislation is about freedom to join or not join a union. Union bosses don’t want us to have the right to choose. So lawmakers should go with freedom and vote for this issue.


Scottwood Avenue


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Blaming unions for city woes wrong

The writer of the Jan. 8 Readers’ Forum letter “Politics, unions hurt city image” opined that businesses have a negative image of Toledo because of a perceived dominance by labor in city government. I am tired of hearing that.

Labor leaders — unlike “bosses,” as the writer referred to them — are advocates for working people who seeking a decent standard of living and a voice in the workplace. Unlike bosses, labor leaders are subject to periodic elections. There is nothing wrong with working people also having a voice in Toledo government.

The writer is also mistaken when he suggests that businesses won’t invest in Toledo because of its political image. Over the years, companies such as General Motors and Chrysler continue to show a solid financial commitment to our city and its many union members.


Staff Representative

American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Ohio Council 8

South Reynolds Road

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