Union Backers Protest OH Right-To-Work Bill

Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:21pm
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Labor backers are making clear their opposition to a pair of bills aiming to strip Ohio unions of their power to compel membership and automatically collect dues.

Hundreds showed up Tuesday at the Ohio Statehouse, where the first — and probably the last — hearing was being held on right-to-work legislation proposed by Republican state Reps. Kristina Roegner and Ron Maag.

The chairman of the Manufacturing & Workforce Development Committee said no further hearings were planned on the bills. Sponsors were provided an airing under House rules.

The so-called "Workplace Freedom" bill would apply to private-sector unions. A companion measure would apply to public-sector unions.

The proposals come less than two years after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected collective bargaining limits for government workers.


Share This Story

You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.