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Campaign for America's Future
Negotiators have been meeting behind closed doors to craft another major trade deal. Advocates for consumers and the environment have been excluded from the process. Even our elected officials have had trouble getting access to drafts.

It's called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We don't know what's in it, but we know who wrote it: Corporate lobbyists.

As Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, "they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed. I believe that if people would be opposed to a particular trade agreement, then that trade agreement should not happen."

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 Learn the
Facts About
Right to Work

 Who is behind

The Effect of Endogenous Right-to-Work Laws
on Business and Economic Conditions
in the United States: A Multivariate Approach

Lonnie K. Stevans*
Hofstra University  

A state's right to prohibit unions from compelling
employees to pay dues even when they are covered
by a collective bargaining agreement has its basis
in the 1947 Taft-Hartley amendment to
the National Labor Relations Act (1935).
Read more.


The Compensation Penalty of

Recent proposals to advance so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) laws are being suggested in states as a way to boost economic growth.
Read More.



Your Representatives

Below is a list of legislative leaders that represent our members
on a State and Federal level.

Each individual's web site is also listed. Click on their name
to be connected directly to their home page.


      US Senate  
Ohio Michigan
Senator Sherrod Brown (D) Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
Senator Robert Portman (R)    Senator Gary Peters (D) 
      US House of Representatives  
Ohio Michigan
4th Congressional District 7th Congressional District
Representative Jim Jordan (R) Representative Tim Walberg (R)
5th Congressional District  
Representative Robert Latta (R)  
9th Congressional District  
Representative Marcy Kaptur (D)


    Office of the Governor  
 Ohio  Michigan
 Governor John Kasich (R)  Governor Rick Snyder (R)


    State Senate  
Ohio State Senate  Michigan State Senate
2nd District 16th District
(Ottawa & Wood Counties) (Hillsdale Counties)
Randy Gardner (R) Mike Shirkey (R)
11th District 17th District 
(part of Lucas County) (Lenawee & Monroe Counties)
Edna Brown (D) Dale Zorn (R) 
13th District   
(part of Seneca County)   
Gayle Manning (R)  
26th District  
(Sandusky & Seneca County)  
Dave Burke (R)  
    State House  
Ohio House of Representatives Michigan House of Representatives
3rd District   District 17
(Wood County) (Monroe County)
Theresa Gavarone (R)   Joe Bellino (R) 
44th District District 56
(part of Lucas County) (parts of Monroe County)
Mike Ashford (D) Jason Sheppard (R) 
45th District District 57
(part of Lucas County) (Lenawee County except Cambridge Township)
Teresa Fedor (D) Bronna Kahle (R)
46th District District 58
(part of Lucas County) (Hillsdale County)
Michael Sheehy (D)   Eric Leutheuser (R)
47th District District 65
(Fulton County) (Cambridge Township in Lenawee County)
Derek Merrin (R) Brett Roberts (R)
81st District  
(Fulton, Henry, Putnam, & Williams Counties)  
Robert McColley (R)  
82nd District  
(Defiance, Paulding, & VanWert Counties)  
Craig RiedeL (R)  
83rd District  
(Hancock & Hardin Counties)  
Robert Sprague (R)  
88th District  
(Sandusky & Seneca Counties)   
Bill Reineke (R)  
89th District  
(Ottawa County)  
Steven M Arndt (R)