So it turns out that most of the 109 Ohio Education Association workers on strike earn over $100,000 — just the kind of exploited worker envisioned by the drafters of the Wagner Act. Their average pay is $111,350, which is roughly $10,000 more than the average Ohio school district superintendent and double what the average teacher makes in Ohio. During the first day of the strike, one picketer was struck by a car trying to enter the OEA parking lot, and the OEA called in Pinkertons to control the “mob.” Lane Kirkland and Jimmy Hoffa must be so proud.
So far, Gov. Ted Strickland has failed to stick up for the striking employees.