Gov. Kasich aims to ban strikes by public workers
How is this not a violation of the Freedom of Assembly?
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has his own ideas about getting rid of public employees’ ability to strike.
Kasich told reporters Thursday that under his proposal, employees would be fired or have their wages docked for striking.
He offered few details, except to say that collective bargaining changes would give power back to managers to keep costs low.
Kasich says he also wants to do away with the binding arbitration used to resolve contract disputes involving police officers and firefighters.
A Senate committee hearing Wednesday on a separate collective bargaining bill drew opposition from hundreds of firefighters, police and other public workers.
Kasich declined to comment on that legislation. He said if the Legislature does not give him a bill he likes, he’ll put changes in the budget.