No Progress in “Meeting” On Senate Bill 5

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Protesters gathered in downtown Columbus earlier this year when state lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5.(Photo: Ohio AFL-CIO (Flickr))
Protesters gathered in downtown Columbus earlier this year when state lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5.(Photo: Ohio AFL-CIO (Flickr))

It’s looking less and less likely that top-ranking Ohio Republicans will be able to reach a compromise with union leaders ahead of a fall referendum on Senate Bill 5.

Leaders of the “We Are Ohio” campaign said they would not meet with Governor John Kasich or other GOP leaders until after the law was repealed. But the Governor and other still called a meeting Friday morning and criticized union leaders for not showing up.

The measure signed into law earlier this year restricts collective bargaining rights for about 350,000 public employees in Ohio.

Click the play button above to hear Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler describe the scene.

The controversial measure passed earlier this year restricts several collective bargaining rights for public employees.

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