Offers limited collective bargaining rights for wages based on performance; health insurance benefits subject to state limits on percentages; sick leave and other types of leave capped at the level allowed for non-union employees; certain aspects of performance evaluations; and duration of the agreement. Eliminates collective bargaining rights on numerous other issues, including transfers, staffing levels, hours of work, equipment, privatization of services and discipline. It also prohibits seniority from being the sole factor in determining order of layoff.
- Binding arbitration on contract disputes is gone. A final decision is now made by an elected body, such as a city council
- Merit is now the only measure for pay increases (vs length of service)
- Public sector employees no longer have the right to strike
I don't know if Ohio public employees are required to join and pay dues to the union or if this affects that.
It still needs to be approved by the House and signed by the Governor but it is expected to pass.
Actually looking at this, it does not seem "unfair". Basically the employees still have the option of supporting elected officials that will provide better pay and benefits (within the limits the changes allow). If all employees pay into the union then that is still a big stick.
I wonder if the Wisconsin public sector unions would accept something like this? And if Gov. Walker would be willing to consider it.