While Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected Issue two, the limits on collective bargaining, they overwhelmingly endorsed issue three. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
Dale Butland with Innovation Ohio… says now that voters have passed issue three, they will soon begin to see they’ve been sold something for which they didn’t bargain.
"When the taxpayers learn that they're on the hook for millions of dollars in unnecessary lawsuits and legal expenses, the Republican officials who endorsed this amendment for purely political reasons will be unmasked," says Butand.
School and local government employees belonging to more than 550 health insurance plans across Ohio will see their share of health care costs rise if voters approve a collective bargaining law this fall, state data show.
Opponents say the union-limiting bill will hurt tens of thousands of average workers around the state. Supporters argue having employees pay a bigger share of their health care costs will save government money and align more fairly with the private sector.
The new law will require public employees to pay 15% health-care costs.