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We were fortunate enough to spend some time with the International Association of Firefighters yesterday as they prepared to march on the statehouse.  You didn’t have to look very hard to figure out where they were.  By the time we arrived firefighters had already filled up a main hall and were overflowing outside on a relatively warm March day in Columbus.

Before getting together to interview General President Harold Schaitberger (bio), we were able to catch the majority of his rousing speech to the membership gathered at Local 67 in what can only be described as a […]

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Watch as John Kasich mentions “collective bargaining reform” and gets ripped by protesters. He’s clearly rattled at first, but pivots to basically say “you can protest, but we’re still running over you with the bus”. To this the entire Republican majority and leadership gives a rousing standing ovation:

It’s extraordinary to note that what they are applauding is the decimation of the rights of firefighters, police, and teachers to be able to collectively negotiate the terms of their employment and conditions of their workplace. It should serve as a reminder that these are the same types of people who […]

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