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OEA Member: "OEA has abandoned its Core Values"

The Ohio Education Association (OEA), Ohio’s largest government union and We Are Ohio‘s top in-state donor, has “not only forgotten, but abandoned, its Core Values.”

OEA employees on strike
OEA employees on strike
Even more striking OEA employees
Even more striking OEA employees

This is some decades-old union-bashing taken out of context, right? Nope! The above photos are from last year’s Professional Staff Union (PSU) strike against their employer – the Ohio Education Association. The quote comes directly from a September 4, 2010 post on the PSU blog [Update, 09-16-2011: Here’s a PDF copy, since union staff have blocked access to the website]:

An OEA member reports that she called OEA headquarters this morning to speak with President Pat Frost-Brooks.  This long-time member was calling to express her dismay that the very association to which she has paid hard-earned dues dollars failed to reach a fair and equitable contract with the PSU employees who provide desperately-needed services to its membership.

In forcing its professional staff on strike, this member said, OEA has not only forgotten, but abandoned, its Core Values.

There’s no separating We Are Ohio from the OEA, unless We Are Ohio would like to draw more attention to the millions they’ve received from D.C. unions. I’ll ask again: why should taxpayers trust We Are Ohio when the unions’ own members cannot?

On November 8, vote to rein in the power of union bosses who aren’t even honest with their own members. Vote Yes on Issue 2!

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Cross-posted at that hero and Columbus Tea Party.

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