DeWine Rejects Ballot Language For Right To Work

Posted on:

< < Back to

Ohio's top lawyer has rejected the initial wording of a ballot proposal that would keep workers who are covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay union dues.

Attorney General Mike DeWine told the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law in a letter Monday more details are needed for the right-to-work summary to be certified as fair and truthful.

He said the initial summary failed to properly characterize legal remedies available under the amendment.

The amendment emerged days after Ohio voters firmly rejected a sweeping collective bargaining overhaul at the polls. It would appear on the 2012 ballot.

Chris Littleton, representing Ohioans for Workplace Freedom, says the coalition of tea party groups and businesses will quickly draft new language and gather the necessary 1,000 signatures to resubmit.