Thursday, September 4, 2008

Victory Over Issue 4

Today the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) pulled Issue 4 (mandatory paid sick leave) from the November ballot. This is a huge victory for the business community and for the State of Ohio.

For those of us in the economic development profession, we can breath a sigh of relief - for now. It makes our job much more difficult to promote Ohio as a great place to do business when we have things like Issue 4 working against us. It really isn't hard to understand that when we have good, solid businesses here, everyone wins - the companies, the employees and the communities.

Thanks to those of you who have worked hard to educate your employees on this issue.

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