Budget Tweak Eliminates Union Rights for Child-Care Workers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Independent child-care providers under contract with the state could not unionize under a change Republican senators in Ohio have made to the proposed state budget.

The revision added Wednesday to the spending plan would make permanent an order from Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) that already nixed the collective bargaining rights of those workers.

Minority Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee had sought to restore those union rights in a budget amendment. But Republicans who dominate the committee changed the Democrats’ proposal to make permanent Kasich’s executive order.

The Senate committee was debating its latest revisions to the two-year, $71.3 billion budget bill at a Wednesday hearing before it planned to vote on the measure.

The sweeping spending plan funds state operations for the two years beginning July 1.

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