Ohio Public Radio
12:33 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Advocates plan to take Ohio's sick day proposal national

Columbus, OH – It seemed nothing would stop a November ballot proposal mandating seven paid sick days a year for most Ohio workers. But political considerations won out and derailed an issue supporters remain convinced would have been a success at the ballot box. Last week some Ohio labor unions, anti-poverty groups, and others dropped their campaign for a ballot issue requiring seven paid sick leave days a year. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen examines whether those groups wasted a lot of money by pushing the plan, then abandoning it.