Ted Strickland Will Stand with Ohio's Working Families

While Ted Strickland has resolutely fought to protect working people, Rob Portman has instead chosen to defend corporations and Wall Street over those who work for a living.

Working people in unions have endorsed Strickland to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.

Check out where they each stand on the issues: it is clear that Ted Strickland is the best choice to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.

Ted Strickland Rob Portman
Opposes Bad Trade Deals. Strickland has consistently opposed bad trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA and TPP, and fought to protect Ohio jobs. Ships Jobs Overseas. Portman has voted eight times for trade deals that shipped jobs overseas and was called a “dedicated outsourcer” of jobs.
Supports Fair Wages. Strickland supports equal pay for equal work legislation that would ensure that women are paid as much as their male counterparts, and he has fought to protect prevailing wage laws so that working people are paid fairly for the work they do. Is Against Fair Wages. Portman has opposed efforts to ensure that women are paid equally for the same work, and he was a “strong opponent” of prevailing wage agreements to federal construction projects.
Protects Working People. Strickland opposes “right to work” laws that hold down wages for workers and weaken the voice of workers in the workplace. Attacks Workers’ Rights. Portman favors national “right to work” legislation and has voted to let employers steal workers’ wages and overtime pay.
Protects Social Security. Strickland strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. He’s against “risking America's retirement security on stock market fickleness.” Wants to Privatize Social Security. Portman supported Bush’s plan to privatize Social Security only years before the great recession that could have dramatically hurt older working families’ retirements.