COLUMBUS -- Senate Bill 5, designed to eliminate most collective bargaining for state workers, has passed a committee vote in Columbus. The bill passed 7-5, with one Republican joining four Democrats in opposing the measure.
Before the vote, Cincinnati Sen. Bill Seitz, a Republican who opposed the current form of the bill, was removed from the committee and replaced by Sen. Cliff Hite.
The move is legal because committee members serve at the pleasure of the Ohio Senate president, who is a Republican.
SB5 will go to the full Senate at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Yesterday there was a roar outside of the statehouse - and that roar was you. But, our work continues today. We need to keep the pressure on our State Senators to oppose Senate Bill 5.
Our State Senators need to know the impact that Senate Bill 5 will have on middle class workers and communities across Ohio.
--- Join us for a vigil this evening from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.
WHEN: March 2nd, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm (join us after work)
WHERE: West Lawn of the Statehouse (facing High St.)