Ohio Public Radio
8:04 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Collective bargaining provision prompts questions about whether Republican lawmakers want something similar for private unions

Columbus, OH – Most of the news coverage on the collective bargaining law has focused on provisions such as the ban on public employee strikes and a mandate that all government workers pay at least 15% of their health care premiums. But there's another part that unions especially abhor. It says public employees no longer have to pay the equivalent of union dues. That change sparks a question - will majority Republicans push yet another plan -- applying that thrust to private companies? Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.