The Ohio House recently passed, and the Ohio Senate is now considering legislation that would deny workers compensation benefits to undocumented workers who are seriously injured on the job. The bill would also limit undocumented workers access to the courts for injuries suffered on the job. This bill is bad for all Ohio workers, and will work against those employers who comply with the law. If this bill passes, it will reduce the incentive for companies to provide safe conditions for its workers—and serious injuries among Ohio workers in the most dangerous industries will increase.
1) Call State Senators TODAY urging they remove the amendment excluding undocumented workers from receiving workers compensation.
Sample Script: Hello my name is ________________. I am calling with concern to House Bill 27 which includes a provision barring undocumented workers from receiving workers' compensation benefits. This is a denial of safety and security of all workers and lowers the bar in Ohio. I urge you to stand with all Ohio workers by helping to remove the amendment in HB 27 barring undocumented workers.
Find your State Senator HERE
Call ALL of the following Senators with crucial votes:
Likely Movable: Jay Hottinger, R - (614) 466-5838
Robert Hackett, R - (614) 466-3780
Matt Dolan, R - (614) 466-8056
Stephanie Kunze, R - (614) 466-5981
Likely to follow leadership: Kevin Bacon, R - (614) 466-8064
Bill Beagle, R - (614) 466-6247
Likely opponents: Kris Jordan, R - (614) 466-8086
Lou Terhar, R - (614) 466-8068
Unsure, but should contact: Dave Burke, R - (614) 466-8049
Steve Wilson, R - (614) 466-9737
Likely supportive: Edna Brown, D - (614) 466-5204
Schiavoni, D - (614) 466-8285
Sandra Williams, D - (614) 466-4857
2) Join us at the Ohio Statehouse to oppose House Bill 27
Tuesday, June 13 - 9:30am
Finance Hearing Room
More information on House Bill 27