Ohio Vote Likely on Repealing Union Law

June 20, 2011

We Are Ohio, a group supporting union rights for public employees, announced Friday that it has gathered 714,137 signatures -- more than three times the number necessary to place on the fall ballot a proposal to repeal a law that effectively barred unions for public college and university employees, and most other public employees. While such petition drives typically produce many signatures found to be invalid, the high number collected suggests that the item will be on the fall ballot. Many of Ohio's public colleges have unionized faculties and the American Association of University Professors has been particularly strong in the state, making the outcome especially important to the group.

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