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ERIC Number: EJ949852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-16
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Ohio Vote to Scrap Bargaining a Labor Victory--For Now
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v31 n12 p1, 26-27 Nov 2011
Voters in Ohio sent an unequivocal message to the state's Republican governor and lawmakers that they went too far in reining in collective bargaining for teachers and other public employees. But analysts say the conflict between the GOP and teachers' unions in Ohio and elsewhere is not over. By an overwhelming, 22-percentage-point margin, Ohioans--even in heavily Republican counties--repealed Senate Bill 5, enacted earlier this year. It was a resounding defeat of a law that stripped teachers and other public employees of most collective bargaining rights, and many predicted the vote could have ripple effects in other states that have engaged in high-profile battles with unions. The author discusses how the vote sends the state's GOP a clear message that it went too far in reining in the rights of teachers and other public employees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio