To the editor: Right to Work states do not lower the wages or lower the median income levels. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic data, between 1990 and 2010, states that were Right to Work saw employment grow by 25.9 percent vs. 7.9 percent for all other states. Manufacturing employment grew by 84 percent vs. 19.4 percent. Manufacturing wages per worker grew by 108.7 percent vs. 96.1 percent.
Anyone who is saying otherwise is being misinformed by the unions. The fact is the only one who will lose by making Ohio a Right to Work state are the union bosses who live high on the hog off the dues of people who are forced to pay them.
The law gives people the choice to join a union or not, not to get rid of them. The law also helps to make the unions more accountable to the people they support. If they do a good job then people will join, otherwise they can quit the union without having to leave their jobs.
In this economy, can we in Ohio risk companies moving to other states or new companies passing us by because of our union-controlled labor laws. If a factory moves to a Right to Work state, are union employees going to be glad they are unemployed and still in the union, or would they prefer to have a job?
In the end, does the person who has no job really care about the union perks, or just finding a good job?
Grateful for support
To the editor: The Materion Brush, Inc. Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble was held June 16 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.
Thank you to all of the people who volunteered and donated door prizes. A lot of work that goes into planning an event like this, and there are many that need to be recognized for their help and participation.
I would like to take the opportunity to say “thank you” to the following sponsors: Materion Brush, Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Ottawa County Chapter 30011, First Federal Savings of Lorain, Magruder Hospital, Buckeye Title Agency, Attorney Ernie Cottrell, Nationwide Insurance Agency; Aaron Grob, Crosser Funeral Home, First National Bank and National Bank of Ohio.
Also, a thank you to the following for their donations for door prizes: the Oak Harbor Golf Club, Toledo Mud Hens, The Andersons, Maumee Bay State Park, Samsen Home Furnishings, Packer Creek Pottery, Newport Dry Goods Co., AAA of Port Clinton, Drown’s Dairy Plaza, Waldo Peppers, Cleats, Cruisin’ Tunes, Lakeside Association, RvI, Inc. and Country Lane BBQ of Perrysburg.
All money raised from the event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County.
Shelley A. Asmus, Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County
A heartfelt thanks
To the editor: I’m writing in recognition of a group of people that went far and beyond their call of duty – the staff at Otterbein-Portage Valley Nursing Home in Pemberville.
Our mother, who was a resident there for 9 years, had a massive stroke. The staff made daily visits to support and comfort us and also talked, prayed and sang hymns to Mom. The residents at OPV, along with Pastor Pete Johnston, Pastor Daniel Beaudoin and Pastor Jim Budke came in daily and gave us comfort and prayer. They are all a very special group of people.
We also want to thank Director Mitch Hoyles and his staff at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home in Genoa for their very special caring service during our time of loss.
Mom will be greatly missed by many, including her family, friends and especially her second family – the staff and residents at OPV. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of our hearts.
Sue (Recker) Pavlica and family