Summit County Executive Russ Pry warned a county union Wednesday not to campaign on work time after a pile of election handouts opposing state Issue 2 was found sitting on an office counter for anyone to take.
Pry removed the green fliers from the Office Services counter at the Ohio Building in downtown Akron after a Beacon Journal reporter asked about them.
Pry said he was unaware they were there and that campaign material was inappropriate for the government setting.
The handout offers members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees a $25 gift card for participating in anti-Issue 2 neighborhood walks this weekend and on Election Day.
Issue 2 seeks to repeal the state’s controversial collective-bargaining law, which organized labor has called anti-union.
Jason Dodson, Pry’s chief of staff, said the county doesn’t know who left the handouts on the counter but the union was advised not to campaign on county time.
A local AFSCME official couldn’t be reached for comment.
Office Services handles printing and mailing for the county.
Dodson said the material wasn’t printed by the county.
Rick Armon can be reached at 330-996-3569 or email@example.com.