Ohio union law opponents deliver repeal signatures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Thousands of opponents of Ohio's new collective bargaining law have paraded through the streets of Columbus to deliver nearly 1.3 million signatures aimed at getting a repeal question on November's ballot.

The We Are Ohio campaign delivered the petitions to the secretary of state Wednesday. They say they have more than twice the number of signatures required to be validated in each of Ohio's 88 counties.

Gov. John Kasich signed the law in March. It bans public employees from striking and restricts collective bargaining rights for more than 350,000 teachers, police officers, state employees and other public workers.

Kasich continued to stand up for the law at an education-related news conference held shortly after the parade.

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