Ohioans repeal law limiting union rights, CNN projects
November 8th, 2011
09:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Ohioans repeal law limiting union rights, CNN projects

(CNN) - Ohio voters will repeal a controversial law Tuesday limiting the collective-bargaining rights of public workers, CNN projects based on reported results.

The measure was a referendum on state Senate bill 5, the latest in a showdown between union groups, business leaders and lawmakers over the ways state governments negotiate with their employees.

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  1. ANOzimmer

    Yes! Happy dance!
    Perhaps people are finally waking up!
    Stand up United.
    Together we are strong.

    Congrats Ohio!

    November 8, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. GOP is tanking the economy to defeat Pres. Obama, but he's winning.

    Here's a tip for the GOP Tea party pass the American Jobs Act now!!! Or face the back hand of the American People.

    November 8, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Let the layoffs begin!

    November 8, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  4. LeeCMH

    Kasich went from Lehman Bros to Ohio governor. He tried to do Wall Street's biddings, but Ohio said go back to Wall Street.

    November 8, 2011 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Go Buckeyes! Now onto removing the GOBP deathcultists from office in 2012.

    November 8, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    That's too bad, unions are killing this country!

    November 8, 2011 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  7. daisy

    GO OHIO!!!! The country is proud of you!

    November 8, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  8. The Unsub

    DEMOCRACY is still alive and well! Hoorah!

    November 8, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  9. Me

    Good for Ohio. End the assault on the middle class, the teachers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, etc. Those professions are both Repubs, Dems and Independents. I think ye olde guvnor forgot that.

    November 8, 2011 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  10. sdfafd

    yesh..now mah ma and i cn totaly get our welfaire cheks. thx ohiao and obama

    November 8, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  11. chris

    anyone shocked? unions spent millions of tax payer dollars to save their corrupt organizations. a big loss for the tax payer.

    November 8, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  12. mad_russian

    Guess the people have spoken. Mess with the rights of people to negotiate their salaries and benefits and they come right back to haunt you.

    November 8, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  13. jacq

    A victory for the middle class,take that Koch brothers.

    November 8, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  14. zomgz

    Power to the people!

    November 8, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  15. Eyeforaneye

    If you didn't see that coming well....It was only a matter of time before the Dems got tired of being pushed around by the radicals on the other side and pushed back...with that said, I'm getting a bucket of popcorn and reading the forums tonight and tomorrow...this is going to be good!

    November 8, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  16. ric

    woo hoo! 2012 is going to be a great year for liberals.

    November 8, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  17. jrcnnjr

    Congratualations Ohio. Your next step should be to RECALL KASICH, and don't vote for the greedy, obstructionist, bigoted Repbulicans with their UNCONSIONABLE policies. These Republicans have repeatedly shown they DO NOT CARE about you and your family.

    November 8, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  18. ray

    Good job. Ohio!

    November 8, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  19. Alientech

    Unions can continue to bankrupt Ohio government. Way to go.

    November 8, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  20. paul

    I am proud of my home state of Ohio. Kasich thought he could go in and "bully" the people of Ohio and force his agenda on the publc. Not allowing the worker a seat at the table is wrong and Kasich was sent a message.

    November 8, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  21. Chris

    Good. It was obviously unconstitutional in the first place.

    November 8, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  22. Former Republican, now an Independent

    It's good some states are standing up to these extremist neo-cons. These modern day republicans are following the same path Adolf Hitler took in the late 1930's.

    November 8, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  23. Larry L

    Good for the folks in Ohio! They see how the Republicans run roughshod over the working class and fight to protect the rights of working people. The tide is turning...

    November 8, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  24. Jason

    With this development, Cain's fail of a speech, and Maine restoring election day voter registration, the Kochs just had a real bad day.

    November 8, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  25. SGT J

    Congratulations to the Ohio voters! You all have made me proud to be an American today.

    November 8, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
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