Ohio to Seek ‘Right-to-Work’ Status

Majority of voters would support the change


A majority of Ohio voters want to prohibit forced unionization in their state, the Toledo Blade reports.

The question has not yet made it on Ohio’s ballot, but 54 percent of registered voters say they like the idea of making Ohio the next "right-to-work" state, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday.

Ohio Democratic lawmakers vehemently oppose right to work, and Gov. John Kasich and other Republican leaders are skittish about supporting such a move after the shellacking they took in November against Senate Bill 5 — the GOP-passed bill restricting collective bargaining.

But some of the same people who were behind last year’s successful Ohio vote against President Obama’s health-care reforms are now pursuing another constitutional amendment to prevent Ohioans from being forced to pay "fair share" or other fees to help support workplace unions they refuse to join.