CPACer On Anti-Labor Panel: Gov. Kasich ‘Biggest Impediment’ To Right-To-Work In Ohio

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March 8, 2014 11:25 a.m.

A panelist on a discussion about right-to-work legislation accused Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) as being the “biggest impediment” of it going into law in the state.

F. Vincent Vernuccio, the director of labor policy at the conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy, blamed Kasich as a major reason right-to-work legislation isn’t currently going anywhere in the state.

“Unfortunately it’s not going anywhere,” Vernuccio said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “The biggest impediment to right to work freedom right now is Gov. Kasich in Ohio.”

Kasich has said right-to-work legislation isn’t a priority, USA Today reported in December. More recently Cleveland.com noted that Kasich told the Associated Press that right-to-work legislation isn’t “on my agenda.”

In 2011 Kasich signed a controversial anti-labor bill into law but Ohio Democrats were able to pass a referendum repealing the law, a major blow for Kasich in the state.

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