While Wisconsin was getting all the press, protests and outside attention, Ohio has gone forward with a new union restraint law that effects a much larger union government workforce than Wisc, 360,000 govt workers. This gives the state a shot and getting its budget under control.
“Ohio is far more important to the union movement. It has the nation’s sixth largest number of public sector union members, which is twice as many as Wisconsin.”
It is already illegal for government union workers to collectively bargain in Virginia and Texas.
While the media has focused attention on Wisconsin, limits on government union worker collective bargaining have been introduced in several other states: Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Washington.
Ohio has an $8 billion deficit, and a total debt of $68.9 billion. It’s in mega trouble!
Like most states, it has trouble with huge govt worker union benefits and pensions.