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. steve

    As Ohio goes, so goes the nation

    November 8, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  2. Jerry

    They just voted for tax increases. Time to move.

    November 8, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  3. Cha Cha

    Yay! Good for you, Ohio! Power of the people!

    November 8, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  4. jw456

    Congratulations, Ohio! I hope this is the beginning of a backlash against Republicans and the guys behind them that are pulling the strings.

    November 8, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  5. randaxe

    Sometimes when I'm alone, I pretend I'm a carrot.

    November 8, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  6. layo24

    power to the people

    November 8, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  7. Jeb

    This won't stop Republicans from trying to screw working class America.

    November 8, 2011 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  8. arod

    Way to go ohio!

    November 8, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  9. Pamela Sue

    Ohio, you ROCK! C'mon, everybody, gird your loins-fight for The rights guaranteed by our Constitution; let's GO!

    November 8, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  10. Bill

    Its about time the people stood up for their public employees and told the 99% to go shove it. I think OWS is catching on. Postal workers don't need to underfund their retirement accounts in order to balance the postal budget. How about less management and raise postal to 45 cents.

    November 8, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  11. Karl

    Where's the coverage on approval, by a larger margin, of the amendment to exclude Obamacare? CNN-shame on you for your Dem agenda.

    November 8, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. News

    This state just got expensive to live and due business in......

    November 8, 2011 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  13. sk8geezer

    Power to the People!

    November 8, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  14. Blame Bush

    The 99% is starting to wake up to the threat that today's GOP is to their well being.

    November 8, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  15. TM

    This is what happens when a Faux News Gasbag tries to play Governor.

    November 8, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  16. OhioConservative

    We Ohioans have rejected a law that would have encouraged business to settle here. Someday all of us will regret this day, I already do.

    November 8, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  17. Blame Bush

    The 99% is waking up to the threat that today's GOP is to their well being.

    November 8, 2011 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm |
  18. daocmods

    Despite what the GOP says, "...the people want...", we can tell you ourselves. Sorry, GOP, the Ohio public just issued its veto. Ohio has a democratic referendum provision that gives the populace the ability to veto. The GOP was a mistake to be put in office. Shame on us if we make the same mistake next election cycle.

    November 8, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  19. tom

    I can only hope this is a start of things to come for the common folk. This could make for a great switch 2012

    November 8, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  20. Wootings

    Well of course they'll repeal it – otherwise they'd have to compete for jobs based on their own merits, and actually have to work to keep their jobs, and actually have to deal with being paid what their labor is worth. Which is all just crazy talk. Besides, *somebody's* got to keep forcing jobs overseas and ruining companies and the towns that depend on them.

    November 8, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  21. Kevin

    Mike D, We did it dawg.

    November 8, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  22. socalpimp

    Dont forget, the unions run the media

    November 8, 2011 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  23. Marv

    The US Senate/House have collective barganing. The vote their one compensation and benefits. Why should other workers not be allowed to get the best deal that they can?

    November 8, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  24. Tom Walsh

    Start the Layoffs now ypu will see what it is like to not work due to excess pay and benefits

    November 8, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  25. myself

    Ohio Stand up

    November 8, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
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