Collective Bargaining

Election 2011
8:21 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Issue 2 Could Play Key Role in 2012 Presidential Elections

Issue 2 opponents celebrate victory
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

Teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other public employees spent much of last night celebrating. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, their victory could extend well beyond last night.

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Election 2011
7:01 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Teachers React to Issue 2 Defeat

Celebration at an Vote No on Issue 2 Rally
Courtesy of Ohio Public Radio

In an election watched nationwide, Ohio’s voters quashed Issue 2 last night. That’s the measure that would have limited collective bargaining for some 350-thousand police, firefighters, teachers and other public employees. As StateImpact: Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, unions members celebrated last night, but many are concerned about Governor John Kasich’s next move.

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Election 2011
6:11 am
Wed November 9, 2011

New Collective Bargaining Law Repealed by Voters

By a vote of 61% to 39 voters said kill the law. It would have given management the final say in long running impasses, used job performance to determine pay and lay offs, and out law strikes.

“People have stood up and said do not treat our public employees this way. we respect our firefighters, we respect our police officers, our teachers, our nurses, our bus drivers, the people that work at our schools, the people that plow our streets and they know what’s best for their cities. Give them a voice at the table,” says Cincinnati firefighter Dirk Sterns.

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Election 2011
9:30 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Ohio Voters Reject Union Limits

Early returns show that Ohio's new law limiting the collective bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers has been defeated after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the state's Republican establishment.

The law hadn't taken effect yet. It was thrown out Tuesday amid high turnout in a year without a presidential election. Current union rules will stand until the GOP-controlled Legislature plans its next move.

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Politics
5:44 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

Collective Bargaining Wrap Up: Part 2

Ohio’s new law that slashes the power of public employee unions has sparked one of the most bitter debates in modern Ohio history. Voters now have the chance to endorse it or kill it when they vote on state issue 2. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen recalled for us how this measure got onto the ballot. Today, in part 2 of his wrap-up series, we hear pro and con arguments on some of the new law’s many provisions.

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