Statewide News
7:06 am
Thu October 6, 2011

Most Ohio Union Workers Affected by Insurance Rule

School and local government employees belonging to more than 550 health insurance plans across Ohio will see their share of health care costs rise if voters approve a collective bargaining law this fall, state data show.

Opponents say the union-limiting bill will hurt tens of thousands of average workers around the state.  Supporters argue having employees pay a bigger share of their health care costs will save government money and align more fairly with the private sector.

The new law will require public employees to pay 15% health-care costs.

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