Pro Right-to-Work Republican Backs Off Support in General Assembly
One of Ohio's key supporters of controversial anti-union measures has now backed off support for so-called right-to-work legislation.
Republican Rep. John Becker said he still supports legislation that does not require workers to join a union in order to get a job and has proposed right- to-work measures in the past.
But he won’t push for it in this General Assembly.
"I see no opportunity to pass right-to-work in the near future in the state of Ohio," Becker said.
Becker said House Speaker Larry Householder is friendly to unions, and Gov. Mike DeWine has threatened to veto a right-to-work bill if it came to him.
Becker said he knows there are still fellow lawmakers who support right-to-work legislation.
He noted a proposed provision that would have changed prevailing wage in Ohio also failed.