Friday, February 10, 2012

Workplace Freedom Amendment clears Ohio Ballot Board

Earlier this month, the Workplace Freedom Amendment received approval on its language from the Ohio Attorney General. Yesterday, the amendment cleared a second hurdle when the Ohio Ballot Board certified that it contains a single issue.

The Workplace Freedom Amendment would prohibit any entity from requiring an individual or employer to become or remain a member of a labor organization, though voluntary affiliation is not restricted.

In Ohio, amendments must, by law, be a single issue and it is the task of the Ballot Board to ensure that law is followed.

Supporters will now begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the ballot. They must collect signatures from registered voters in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties. The signature total must equal 5% of the total vote cast in the county for the governor in the last election. The total number of signatures must equal 10% of the total vote for governor.

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