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AFL-CIO President Leads Union Push On Ohio Vote

CLEVELAND (AP) - The nation's top labor leader is leading the final union push in a fierce election battle over Ohio's collective bargaining law.

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka spoke Monday at a union hall in Cleveland before heading out to knock on doors to talk to voters. He says if labor loses its fight over collective bargaining rights for public employees, rights of other union workers will be in jeopardy.

Gov. John Kasich plans to lead rallies in support of the Issue 2 Monday evening in two Cincinnati area counties.

The issue on Tuesday's Ohio ballot asks whether to keep the law limiting the collective bargaining rights of hundreds of thousands of public workers.

Kasich has said the law will help hold down taxes and make the state more appealing to business.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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