- Associated Press - Thursday, January 30, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) says a proposal to restrict union fees in the Rust Belt state is not on his agenda.

Supporters of a right-to-work proposal in Ohio have been circulating petitions for a ballot measure that would keep workers covered by labor contracts from having to join a union or pay dues.

The measure comes after Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected collective bargaining limits for public employees in 2011.

Kasich declined Thursday to discuss what effect a right-to-work measure could have on his re-election, only saying it wasn’t his priority. He spoke at a legislative preview session, organized by The Associated Press.

Right-to-work proposals in the Legislature have not gained traction, but Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern told reporters at the forum he expects them to move.



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