Ohio union law top issue as early voting begins

by News on October 4, 2011

in Government Employee Unions, Pro Worker Legislation, State and Local, State Legislation

By Ann Sanner/The Washington Examiner

Campaigns on each side of Ohio’s contentious collective bargaining law are seeking to sway voters to support their cause through town-hall style telephone calls and events across the state, as early voting for this fall’s election began Tuesday.

Among other ballot issues, voters will decide in the Nov. 8 election whether the state should toss out a law governing public employee unions’ negotiations.

The measure signed by Gov. John Kasich in late March limits the collective bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, police and other public workers. While unions can continue to negotiate wages, they cannot bargain on health care, sick time or pension benefits.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/


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