Letter of Support for AAUP-WSU from the Democratic Caucus of the Ohio House

Ohio House Democratic Caucus []

Board of Trustees

Wright State University

282 University Hall

Dayton, Ohio 45435

Feb. 6, 2019


Dear Trustees,

As members of the Ohio House of Representatives Democratic Caucus, we write in support of Wright State University (WSU) faculty and the Ohio Conference of American Association of University Professors as they work to protect their Ohio workers’ rights to fair pay and benefits through  collective bargaining.

When the Ohio legislature tried to limit the rights of working people through Senate Bill 5 in 2011, voters turned out in overwhelming numbers, successfully stopping the partisan attack because they know weakening worker’s rights hurts not only unions, but all Ohioans.

As lawmakers, we want to attract talented workers to our state and provide them with the opportunities they need to build a life for their families here. Access to health care, fair compensation, safe working conditions and ensuring hardworking people have a seat at the bargaining table not only strengthens our workforce, but our entire state’s economy.

We know that a quality education and quality teachers and professors are invaluable to the success of our state and the success of your institution. That’s why we respectfully urge you to return to the negotiating table.


Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes

State Rep. Kristin Boggs

State Rep. Kent Smith

State Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson

State Rep. Brigid Kelly

State Rep. Beth Liston

State Rep. Michele Lepore-Hagan

State Rep. Allison Russo

State Rep. Glenn Holmes

State Rep. Catherine Ingram

State Rep. David Leland

State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda

State Rep. Jack Cera

State Rep. Joseph Miller

State Rep. Michael O’Brien

State Rep. Thomas West

State Rep. Randi Clites

State Rep. Mary Lightbody

State Rep. Phillip M. Robinson, Jr.

State Rep. Tavia Galonski

State Rep. Sedrick Denson

State Rep. Lisa Sobecki

State Rep. Stephanie Howse

State Rep. Casey Weinstein

State Rep. Fred Strahorn


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