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· March 3, 2011

The Facts: Senate Bill 5, As Passed by the Senate

Research Overview
This report offers our initial analysis of Senate Bill 5, legislation aimed at eliminating collective bargaining rights for public employee, which was passed by the Ohio Senate on March 2, 2011. We conclude that SB5 offers a “reform” package that does little to erase the projected $8 billion budget hole. Its true impact would be exposing police, fire, highway patrol, teachers and nurses to unsafe working conditions; subjecting public employees to an unfair, predetermined process for setting wages; making older workers vulnerable to layoffs without remedy and creating punitive measures against public employees, including imprisonment and fine Read the report (PDF).

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