BIZ worker14p 06/13/07 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Location: Toledo, Ohio Caption: Ron Coughenour, legislative director of the Toledo Area AFL-CIO, center, demonstrates with other workers and activists in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act outside of the Ohio Building Wednesday afternoon. The group also presented 1,000 postcards to a representative of U.S. Senator George Voinovich who has an office in the building. Summary: Toledo workers and community activist groups will assemble outside the Ohio Building and deliver 1,000 postcards to representives of Senator George Voinovich, who has an office in the building. They are urging support of the Employee Free Choice Act, which is currently pending in the U.S. Senate.
More than a dozen people picketed in downtown Toledo yesterday and presented signed postcards supporting pending federal legislation that would make it easier for unions to be established in workplaces. The event was in front of a building with the local office of U.S. Sen. George Voinovich (R., Ohio). The bill, called the Employee Free Choice measure, would allow a union to be certified to represent employees if a majority signed authorization cards. Today, an employee election typically is required.