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Will Republicans Now Try To Weaken Private Unions?

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Most of the news coverage on the collective bargaining bill that Ohio legislators passed has focused on provisions such as the ban on public employee strikes and a mandate that all government workers pay at least 15% of their health care premiums.

There’s another part that unions especially abhor. It says public employees no longer have to pay the equivalent of union dues. That change sparks a question: will majority Republicans push yet another plan -- applying that thrust to private companies?

Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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