Visit our audio blog to hear Buckeye Institute President Matt Mayer’s interview on Bob Conners this morning. Mayer talked about the repeal of collective bargaining and his testimony (as an interested party) on Senate Bill 5.
Here are some of the highlights:
Ohio has over 600,000 fewer private sector jobs than it did 10 years ago. While the private sector has shrunk tremendously, the size of government has remained relatively the same, yet it costs a whole lot more due to collective bargaining. The bottom line is that an Ohio with far fewer taxpayers cannot bear the every increasing cost of government compensation packages. The state and local government entities are hit with salary increases, step increases, longevity increases, not even to mention healthcare costs and pensions at a time when there is no money to pay for these gold-plated arrangements.