Ohio Labor Bill Clears Legislative Hurdle

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT) -- An Ohio state legislative committee reportedly voted Tuesday to send a controversial bill that would outlaw strikes for public workers and limit collective bargaining to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

The House Commerce and Labor committee voted 9 to 6 along party lines to send S.B. 5, which passed the state senate earlier this month, for a full chamber vote that could happen as early as Wednesday, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

The bill would allow public workers to bargain over merit-based wage increases...
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