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People gather at the Supreme Court awaiting a decision in an Illinois union dues case, Janus vs. AFSCME, in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press

A national "right to work" group is suing Ohio labor unions, saying they can't require public employees to pay dues.

Ohio Governor John Kasich
Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich talked about one of his favorite subjects – partnering with community colleges to develop workers’ high tech skills – as he opened the Midwestern Governors Association workforce summit Wednesday.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a landmark ruling that overturns 40 years of precedent and ends compelled union dues for public employees. Now, a right-leaning think tank is going a step further and mailing literature to make sure public employees in Ohio know they don’t have to pay into the union. 

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof
Ohio Senate

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on union dues caused a national stir, and sent a shock wave to labor groups in Ohio.

U.S. Supreme Court
J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Over the weekend, thousands of public employees rallied in state capitols across the country including Columbus ahead of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing in Washington Monday.

Esther Honig

Three hundred security guards in Columbus have joined a local union in the first contract of its kind in Ohio.

11:00 On Election Day, Ohio voters will get their chance to weigh in on Senate Bill 5, the new law that limits collective bargaining rights of public employees and bans public employees from striking. Senate Bill 5 basically gutted another law that had been on the books since 1983.  But ohio voters as far back as 1953 addressed the issue of worker rights. In this hour of All Sides, learn about the history behind Senate Bill five with two veteran journalists and a history scholar. Guests: