The Ohio Legislature voted Wednesday to severely limit the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers, sending a bill that sparked weeks of pro-labor protests to Republican Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to sign it by the end of the week.
The law will affect around 360,000 employees by allowing unions to no longer negotiate health care, sick time or pension benefits. It also does away with pay increases that have been automatic and instead replaces them with raises based on performance. The bill also will ban the striking.