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Ohio civil service employees association (OCSEA) is a “union” that strips dues paying members of seniority by no fault of that member. I believed that unions formed decades ago were there to improve working conditions. Since then many federal labor laws have been created. Seniority was and is a part of working conditions. OCSEA has determined to remove attained seniority, which is used to secure bids for placement of shift, days off and post (work locations) when members are displaced by no fault of their own.

I only imagine OCSEA is not in favor of the issue of “Right to Work.” If the governor of Ohio (Mr. Kasich) and the Ohio Legislature make Ohio a “Right To Work” state, I will be in favor of this law. And really, if any union provides service to its members then those members would remain in the union with “Right to Work” legislation.

States that are not “Right to Work” force employees to pay “union dues” or “fair share” as a condition of employment in certain shops, meaning, if you want this job you must pay. States that are “Right to Work” still have unions, except their employees have the choice to join a union or not.

When OCSEA robs members of years of seniority, it makes this Ohio citizen wonder whats the down side to “Right to Work.”

— Keith Wagner, Lima

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