The Columbus Dispatch reports today that the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police has revoked its endorsement of Jones in 2010 elections over her introduction of SB 5.
Jones, who was notified on Tuesday about the retraction, said she thinks the law maintains the rights of police and firefighters to bargain. "And I believe that they are different – and therefore should be given an expressed right to negotiate things like safety equipment," which is in the law, she said.
And she’s right.
The bill, as passed, did continue to give police and firefighters an expressed right to, at least, try to bargain for things like safety equipment. Of course, Jones leaves out the part where SB 5 as it was originally introduced by Jones herself would have revoked that right, but whatever, right?
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