Ohio limits union power; cops included

It bans strikes and prohibits unions from negotiating benefits for public workers, including police and firefighters


By William M. Welch
USA TODAY

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is following the lead of Wisconsin in moving to curb collective bargaining for 350,000 public workers, expanding the divisive political battle now underway in some state capitals.

The state's Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday swiftly approved the measure, which bans strikes and prohibits unions from negotiating benefits for public workers.

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