April 20th, 2015
A measure inserted into the new state budget bill that critics call
"anti-union" has drawn strong opposition from college faculty at Ohio's
The language included this week in the Ohio House Republicans' version of the state budget bill
would reclassify full-time professors who participate in almost
anything other than teaching and research as supervisors or managers,
and thus exempt from collective bargaining.
Nearly identical language was part of the controversial Senate Bill
5, which weakened collective bargaining for public employee unions and
was overwhelmingly overturned by Ohio voters in 2011.