The Impact of SB5; The Civil War Turns 150
Last Thursday, March 31, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 5 (SB5), legislation that limits the collective bargaining rights for 360,000 public employees. But the political battle continues as opponents of the collective bargaining overhaul vow to collect the two-hundred-thousand signatures necessary to put the issue on a state referendum in November, 2011.
Dayton Daily News Reporter Laura Bischoff discusses the economic and political impact of the new law, and what to expect next.
- Controversial collective bargaining bill ends with confusion, chaos Ohio Public Radio
- Ohio’s Union Rights Battle Appears Headed Toward November Referendum, Frank James – NPR
- Unions vow repeal as bargaining bill nears passage Laura Bischoff, Dayton Daily News
Also in this episode:
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, hear from two historians about how military strategy evolved during the war, the role of African-Americans, and they compare U.S. President Abraham Lincoln with Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
Guests are Mississippi State University History Professor Emeritus John Marszalek and U.S. Naval Academy History Professor Emeritus Craig Symonds.
- Marszalek is the author and editor of 13 books and over 300 articles, and is best known for his award-winning book Sherman, A Soldierʼs Passion for Order.
- Symonds is the author of 12 books and editor of 9 others; his latest is The New York Times Complete Civil War, 1861 – 1865.