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Ohio elections chief clears repeal question on collective bargaining law for November ballot
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ' Ohio voters will have the chance to decide this November whether the state's contentious new collective bargaining law should be repealed.
Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says the group We Are Ohio has gathered enough valid signatures to put a ballot question on the law before voters.
The law signed by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) in late March bans public employee strikes and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and others. While unions can continue to negotiate wages, they cannot bargain on health care, sick time or pension benefits.
Opponents contend the law unfairly attacks workers. Supporters argue it helps state and local governments control spending.
Groups on both sides have been raising money in anticipation of the ballot question.