December 20, 2012 – Ohio can’t follow Michigan’s lead and quickly pass right-to-work legislation without a nasty public fight, a prospect that politicians and business leaders want to avoid at all costs. Lawmakers in Michigan earlier this month attached $1 million in spending to bills that would allow workers to stop paying dues at union-represented workplaces across the state. That procedural tactic prevents organized labor from holding a statewide referendum to repeal the law. State law in Michigan forbids recall votes on spending because such actions could wreak havoc with the state’s ability to pay its bills. That tactic won’t fly in Ohio.
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