Ohio Senate Passes Union Bill

Thursday, March 03, 2011

A state sign welcomes you to Ohio. (Flickr user: Jimmywayne/flickr)

Ohio’s Senate voted 17 to 16 in favor of a controversial bill that would effectively end collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. This is the first step towards passage of the bill — a political move that could impact similar battles playing out in Wisconsin and Indiana. Unions called the vote the biggest blow to public sector workers in more than 25 years. We talk with Bill Cohen, State House reporter for Ohio Public Radio who was in the Senate chamber when the vote came down yesterday.

Guests:

Bill Cohen

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Comments [1]

Charles

The sentence caught my eye:

"Ohio’s Senate voted 17 to 16 in favor of a controversial bill that would effectively end collective bargaining rights for public sector workers."

I simply couldn't remember The Takeaway using similar language, for instance, to report that, "The House of Representatives voted 219-212 in favor of the controversial health care bill that would effectively force everyone to purchase health care insurance."

Or a reporter who might have observed that "These not just Democrats who are pushing this health care bill. These are liberal Democrats. Moderate Democrats and Republicans are together registering bipartisan opposition to the bill..."

Mar. 03 2011 10:54 AM

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