This morning we reported that State Rep Ron Maag was looking for cosponsors for his public sector right to work bill.

It now looks like State Rep Kristina Roegner is going to introduce a private sector version of the bill.

According to a letter seeking cosponsors, Roegner claims the bill will “prohibit any requirements that employees of private employers join or pay dues to any employee organization.”

The bill will also seem to establish that the policy of “this state is that each employee must be fully free to decide whether to associate, organize, designate a representative, or join or assist an employee organization.” 

Both Roegner and Maag voted for Senate Bill 5, which would have decimated collective bargaining rights for Ohio’s public sector workers. The bill sparked a huge pro-labor backlash that resulted in the law being overturned by referendum.

Ed FitzGerald, Democratic candidate for Governor in 2014, responded to the news: “My promise to Ohio’s working and middle class families is that they will never have to fear these kinds of attacks if I am their governor.”

  • So we’ll have to collect and file signatures to overturn 2 bills…do they think we are lazy or stupid? I guess 1 good thing might happen if these 2 bills make it to the ballot- it’ll force JK, Husted, Dewine all on record 1 year before re-election…

  • Bob M

    Will it include language that states that union contracts will not cover such non-joining workers and that there can be no expectation of union assistance or representation for non-members? That such “free agent” workers MUST negotiate their own contracts, benefits, and working conditions?

    Didn’t think so.



  • Will the text of Maag’s and Roegner’s bills duplicate the “ALEC Model Right to Work Act?” You betcha!


    Of course it will.

  • dmoore2222

    Oh goodie. These fools are restoking the SB5 boiler. If Kasich has any brains at all he’d be livid. Keep digging, boys!

  • SlapFat

    “What are we going to do tonight, Brain?”

    “Same thing we try to do every night, Pinky: try to pass anti-union legislation.”

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