The act would require employers with more than 25 employees to give full-time workers seven paid sick days a year and to allow part-time workers to earn sick days on a pro-rated basis.
It is being pushed by a union group and others who are gathering signatures to get the issue on the November general election ballot. Local experts predict they will succeed. Proponents of the proposal praise it for giving Ohio workers proper time off to address health issues. Critics say it unfairly burdens small businesses. Said Joan Pisanti, a spokesman for the Employers' Association of Toledo, "It looks good for employees on paper, but you might not have a job anymore" if employers suffer financially.
I have a question for the brain trust at Progress Ohio...
If this bill is so damn good for everyone, why are we exempting small businesses with fewer than 25 employees?
Seriously, why should Jane Doe get 7 paid sick days because her employer has 27 employees when her husband, who works just as hard, gets -0- because his employer only has 24 employees? Where's the fairness in that?
What is the deal with the labor unions in this state? Are they looking at Michigan and deciding that not having to work for no pay is better than actually having a job and receiving a paycheck? Do they have a secret love affair for states like North Carolina and Georgia who can't build businesses fast enough? Maybe the unions are run by Mexicans and they can't wait to return to Mexico, where all the great jobs will be soon!
If you don't think that Honda didn't see this one on the horizon when they decided to put that new plant in Greensburg IN, just outside of Ohio, you're smoking crack and/or just an imbecile.
An imbecile that would vote for this law.