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5:15 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Group Resubmits Ohio 'Right-To-Work' Measure

An Ohio group has resubmitted paperwork to state officials in its effort to push a ballot initiative that would keep workers who are covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues.

The group's lawyer, Maurice Thompson, says Ohioans for Workplace Freedom refiled a new summary of its right-to-work amendment on Monday.

Attorney General Mike DeWine has to clear the summary from the coalition of tea party groups and others before they can start collecting the roughly 386,000 valid signatures needed to get it on the ballot this year.

DeWine had initially rejected the wording in November, saying more details were needed for it to be certified as fair and truthful.

The amendment emerged this fall days after Ohio voters rejected collective bargaining restrictions.