Referendum on Ohio Union-Bargaining Law Certified for Ballot
Ohio voters will decide the fate of a law restricting collective bargaining for public employees after the state certified the issue for the Nov. 8 ballot.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted certified that We Are Ohio, a coalition of labor leaders, Democrats and others opposed to the law, submitted 915,456 valid signatures, almost four times the number needed for a referendum, according to a statement from his office.
The law, which Republican Governor John Kasich signed March 31, allows about 360,000 public employees to bargain only for wages, hours and working conditions and sets minimums for pension and health-care contributions.
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