The Obama administration is expected soon to decide whether to increase the number of salaried workers eligible for overtime pay. The move could mean more money in workers’ pockets. But some policy experts say the change will have negative effects on businesses.
Board: “No” Vote To Count Against Union Law
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Ohio voters opposed to a new collective bargaining law that limits public employee unions will get to vote “no” at the ballot box this fall, following a decision Wednesday by the state Ballot Board.
The decision followed hours of negotiation by Secretary of State Jon Husted, the board’s Republican chairman. It echoes years of Ohio ballot tradition, but also counts as a victory for the law’s opponents. Voters against or confused by an issue tend to vote against it.
Proponents of the law signed by Gov. John Kasich in late March wanted a “yes” to favor repeal of the controversial Senate Bill 5 and a “no” vote to oppose repeal. They argued the committee fighting the law has spent more than $4 million making
clear it is a repeal question.