CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati-area families and workers delivered their State of the Worker address on Monday.
They outlined the economic suffering in the Cincinnati area and the need for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to uphold his promise to create good paying middle class jobs. They also spoke about Senate Bill 5, which if passed, would restrict collective bargaining for unions.
Gov. Kasich is scheduled to give his first State of the State speech Tuesday at noon.
Paul Schwietering, from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, is unemployed and came spoke out about his battle with unemployment, both on a personal level and to discuss what it is like for the Ohio working class when the jobs are just not here.
"Senate Bill 5 will only make the unemployment situation worse and it will force workers to move elsewhere to find employment," he said.
April Cruse, from the Amalgamated Transit Union, spoke about her job as a bus driver and the responsibilities that go along with that position.
"Governor Kasich needs to pay more attention to the working class and bring more jobs to Ohio," said Cruse.