There are over 330,000 in the cop union and it doesn't take Russel Barth to tell you that most cops are right wingers and in America that equals Republicans. But they are people and they have families and they want to get paid.
The Republican Party’s rabid attack on collective bargaining rights in 2011, particularly in Ohio and Wisconsin, is taking a political toll in 2012. Turns out that many traditionally Republican voters believe that their fire departments should be able to negotiate for adequate safety equipment or that the police officers who risk their lives on the streets should have a seat at the bargaining table.These are 330,000 individuals who vote too and, until now, voted R.
In Ohio, Senate Bill 5 would have infringed on those rights – and lifelong Republican voters in law enforcement are responding in kind.
Ditto their brothers and sisters who fight fires. An example of that is a "...former Republican who will cross the aisle in 2012 because of Senate Bill 5 is Ohio firefighter Doug Stern, who went from voting for the GOP his whole life to speaking at the Democratic National Convention last week."
Someone should pass this along to Tim Hudak who seems to think that all unionized employees are layabouts.