Ohio News Democrats Going To Lift The Presidential

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

Vote to keep controversy from Ohio's harsh new restrictions on trade unions of public employees to provide support for the work and the Democrats are going to lift the presidential election year. But some Democrats are afraid of losing the referendum of 8 November could be another setback to the SAPS daunting enthusiasm Progressive Party, bottom.

The unions hoped that a reaction against the Republicans have led efforts to restrict the rights of trade unions in state legislatures across the country could result in victories for pro-labor Democrat in 2012.

Union leaders expect a better sense of the voters think when Ohioans decide to throw out the law that prohibits strikes by public employees and restrictions on the right to collective bargaining to more than 350,000 teachers, firefighters, policemen, civil servants and others.

The law was signed in late March by Republican Governor John Kasich allows unions to negotiate wages, but not on a pension or health care.

In response to a similar crackdown on collective bargaining rights of public employees' and Wisconsin - have made budget cutting measure - Wisconsin Democrats and labor leaders launched a recall campaign to gain control of the State Senate by Republicans. They remained in the Republican majority state ownership of the district in the Senate races, but are unsure of the status of the referendum in Ohio.

"We are, I believe, to gain traction public," the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka president said that the vote of Ohio in a recent speech at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

AFL-CIO alone contributed over $ 5500000 Wisconsin effort and similar charges is scheduled for Ohio. Insiders predict the election battle could cost more than $ 33 million spent last year in the race for governor of Ohio.

Unlike the law in Wisconsin, Ohio measure to reduce trade union rights including police and fire departments, which tend to be more popular among independent voters and conservative. Ohio firefighters were prominent in television commercials to support the referendum. The nation's largest firefighters union, the International Association of Firefighters, spent about $ 1 million to date in Ohio.

"If we win, I think it would be a great encouragement, there will be a huge advantage, not just the Democrats running for State House and State Senate, but I think it would be a huge advantage for Senator (Sherrod) Brown and President Obama, "former Governor Ted Strickland told The Associated Press.

But Strickland also warned that the loss of the referendum "would be a blow to the Democratic Party in the future."

The repeal effort is now popular in Ohio. A Quinnipiac University poll last month showed 51 percent of Ohio voters repealed the law, and another 38 percent support the redesign. But most observers expect these numbers to tighten the Conservative Group to build a better Ohio, which supports the law, ramps up the cost of TV commercials. Supporters of the bill received a boost this weekend when the publishers of The Plain Dealer, a Cleveland-based newspaper the traditional Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County, approved a "yes" to enforce the law.

Democrats and unions hope to exploit the 1.3 million Ohioans have signed petitions for the referendum vote in November. And they see Ohio as an opportunity to practice their get out the vote efforts for the presidential campaign next year.

"The referendum in Ohio is enormous," the former AFL-CIO political director Steve Rosenthal said. "A win at the initiative will provide a big boost to the labor and progressive at all. A loss would hurt, but the organizational infrastructure that is built for this campaign will in an effort to win in 2012. "

Republicans hold an election issue this year will be a distant memory by the time of Ohioans voted for president.

"I do not think there's a snowball effect," said Kevin DeWine, GOP chairman of the state. "You can look at an election in a year and I think it will affect the election next year, partly because I think the problems are different."

Jim Ruvolo, former president of the Ohio Democratic Party now works as a political consultant, agreed that the referendum would not be a very good indicator for the 2012 races, but said he could ignite the enthusiasm of democracy.

"People will say," Look, we can win, we can beat them, "Ruvolo said.

Provided lower Obama's approval rating, which is no doubt lost the state level would be a major setback for unions and Democrats.

As a practical, Ohio public employee unions are expected to lose members once the Act comes into force, as well as undermining the influence of the organization and financial resources. It could send a message to other parliamentary GOP - that over time, and continued economic problems have made voters less in tune with the wishes of the unions.

The re-election campaign Obama has largely stayed out of Ohio, push the Community repeal the law, although his supporters have been working groups and others in an effort to ask voters in 2012 to overthrow the Government's new electoral law that shortens early voting period.

All the momentum of the referendum in November to create the hinges if the work of Obama, Democrats and community groups can continue to work together, said John Russo, professor of labor studies at Youngstown State University.

Interests in these organizations can rallying around one candidate more difficult, he said.

"He (Obama) can use, but can he keep it together is a different story," says Russo. "He is able to take the enthusiasm that a number of ideas, these reports and incorporate them in their own country."