John’s keynote was covered in the following two articles by Renata Birkenbuel published in the Montana Standard, and they are reprinted here with the permission of that newspaper [http://mtstandard.com/].
This first article appeared ahead on the AFL-Cio meeting on June 13:
Anaconda Man Documents 2011 Unionbusting Attempt in Ohio
“It’s the people in the frontline who make a difference in mobilizing the labor movement.
“Take Ohio, for example.
“In 2011, its voters overturned union-busting legislation Senate Bill 5 by a margin of 62 percent to 38 percent. It contained a right-to-work component, among other stipulations, that would have destroyed public unions.
“A successful grassroots effort fought the legislation, and serves as a template for other states struggling with right-to-work legislation.
“Anaconda native John McNay can attest, as the newspaper reporter turned labor leader and University of Cincinnati professor was in the thick of the fight.
“He helped lead the…
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