Union Battles Spread to Ohio

Monday, February 21, 2011

Protesters seen February 19, 2011 in the fifth day of mass demonstrations against a Republican plan to bust public workers unions. A similar fight is brewing in Ohio. (Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty)

In Wisconsin, demonstrators are camped out for a seventh day over a state bill that would cut state workers’ ability to bargain collectively. But Wisconsin isn’t the only state where union battles are blazing. In Ohio, state Republicans are promoting measures to cut collective bargaining as an eventual cost-cutting measure as well. Ohio faces an estimated $8 billion budget deficit. Ohio Public Radio State House Reporter Bill Cohen explains the latest.

Guests:

Bill Cohen

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Andrea Swalec

Comments [3]

Joe from Detroit

Wisconsin was actually in the black before Brown and new WI legislators gave it all away in tax breaks.

WI GOP, like the national GOP, are not really interested in jobs - they are interested in devaluing the workforce and spoon-feeding business leaders.

Feb. 21 2011 09:29 AM
Tim Young

Gov. Scott Walker needs to be removed.
Wisconsin needs to lead the way!

Feb. 21 2011 09:26 AM
listener

The GOP controls many state legislators precisely because last November the public served notice that they want more responsible fiscal policies. What is not reported is that these fiscally conservative policies will save jobs at a time of record unemployment.

Feb. 21 2011 07:49 AM

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