Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Ohio Leaders Greet Right-To-Work Bills With Caution
Two bills stripping Ohio unions of the ability to compel membership and automatically collect dues face an uncertain fate at the Ohio Statehouse.
Gov. John Kasich has reserved judgment on the proposals being prepared by state Reps. Kristina Roegner and Ron Maag, his fellow Republicans. GOP House Speaker William Batchelder has also been cautiously noncommittal.
Even before Roegner and Maag had held a scheduled event Wednesday to explain their companion “Workplace Freedom” proposals, union-organized protests were taking place in the capital.
Roegner’s bill would affect private-sector unions. Maag’s would apply to public-sector unions, the same entities targeted in a sweeping collective bargaining overhaul rejected by more than 60 percent of Ohio voters in 2011.
Twenty-four states, including neighboring Indiana and Michigan, have such right-to-work provisions in place.