Bill to curtail union rights prompts protests in Ohio

Thousands of union supporters descended on the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to protest a proposal to sharply curtail bargaining powers of government workers. Republican lawmakers are hoping to advance the measure quickly, pushing Ohio to the forefront of states where efforts to limit public-sector unions have met heavy resistance.

 
 

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Teachers Kathy Slaven, left, and Kelly Armfelt, both of Dublin, Ohio, are among the protesters disappointed by a bill the Ohio Senate narrowly passed that would restrict public unions' collective-bargaining power.


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