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The Ohio legislature is considering its own version of Scott Walker's attacks on state workers. Senate Bill 5 would:
abolish collective bargaining rights for state employees. It would also affect state agencies, commissions and boards, state institutions of higher education and set new restrictions on school districts.
Additionally, the bill required merit-based pay for most public employees, including teachers, and it removes seniority from decisions regarding a reduction in work force for certain public workers.
The bill would also give cities the ability to "opt out" of collective bargaining.
And as in Wisconsin, thousands of Ohio workers are jamming the statehouse to make their voices heard.