Ohio Anti-Union Bill Passes Senate Committee Amid Huge Protests

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The Ohio State Senate will vote this afternoon on a bill to curtail collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions, the AP reports.The measure passed a Senate committee this morning, after Republicans replaced a GOP Senator who opposed the bill, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The legislation is backed by Ohio’s newly-elected Republican Governor John Kasich and is expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate.

More than 8,000 protesters descended on Columbus Tuesday to protest the bill, which sharply limits union negotiations, bans public worker strikes and ends binding arbitration for the state’s police and firefighters.

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