UAW member to speak at Workplace Freedom eventsWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
UAW member and Union Conservative founder Terry Bowman will be the guest speaker at two Toledo area Workplace Freedom workshops. The workshops are set for 6 p.m. July 17 at West Branch Library, 1320 W. Sylvania Ave., and 6 p.m. July 23 at Point Place Branch Library, 2727 117th St.
Bowman, a current UAW member for Ford Motor Co., was a leading advocate for Michigan’s recent successful Freedom to Work legislation, and will be sharing his story about how it happened in Michigan, according to a news release. He will also address how Ohio can become the next Right to Work state.
“Now is the time for Ohio to discard compulsory restrictions on workers and allow them to choose for themselves whether they want to pay money to an outside, third-party agency as a condition of employment,” Bowman wrote an e-mail to Union Conservatives members, according to the release.
Bowman will issue a “call to action” to grassroots activists, Ohio’s legislature and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
“With Indiana and Michigan now Right to Work states, Ohio cannot wait any longer to grant their union workers the return of their First Amendment right of Freedom of Association — or conversely to not associate,” Bowman said.
The events are co-sponsored by Children of Liberty and Toledo Tea Party.