Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teamsters give Kasich unpleasant welcome in Canton

Worth noting that in Canton, Ohio, a thousand protesters greeted corporate stooge Gov. John Kasich upon his arrival at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet today.

According to cantonrep.com, Kasich got a less-than-cordial greeting who aren't pleased with his attacks on working families. At 5 pm,
Protesters chanting “Kill the bill!” packed the plaza at Memorial Civic Center in advance of Governor John Kasich’s arrival. Police barricades separated protesters against the (Senate) bill from those holding signs supporting Kasich and his effort to cut the state budget deficit. Canton police were noticeable at the scene to make sure order was maintained.
The crowd went wild when city snowplow trucks drove by with their horns blaring.

cantonrep.com quotes our brother Robert Jackson, president of Teamsters Local 92 in Canton at 5:45 p.m. He said.
We’re here to say ‘No’ to Senate Bill 5. We got every reason to be here. This is an attack against organized labor. You can balance the budget without putting it on the backs of working people.

Kasich has apparently arrived and held a news conference.