Statewide News
7:33 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Ohio gov continues push to preserve union law

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Gov. John Kasich told supporters during his sixth rally on Saturday that Ohio's contested collective bargaining law would make the state more appealing to business.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that just outside of the rally, 35 protesters were chanting "where are the jobs, John Kasich" and "stop the war on workers."

Some of the protesters tell the newspaper that they came straight from jail after being arrested in the Occupy Cincinnati protests.

Opponents have placed a measure on the November ballot seeking to overturn the law, which limits the bargaining abilities of public workers around the state.

About 200 supporters rallied around the governor as they prepared to take their message door-to-door in Hamilton County over the weekend.