His signature came a day after the bill was passed by the state House and Senate.
The new law prevents unions from negotiating wages, eliminates automatic pay increases, and bans strikes. It applies to firefighters, nurses, police, and teachers.
Senate Bill 5 prompted weeks of protests by tens of thousands of people.
Democrats, who opposed the measure, delivered to the House labor committee more than 65,000 signatures of people opposing the bill.
Further, Democrats have vowed to lead a ballot-repeal effort. They have 90 days to gather 231,148 valid signatures to get a repeal effort on the ballot.
- Ohio governor signs Senate Bill 5 into law (cbsnews.com)
- Ohio Union Bill Approved By House Panel (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ohio legislature passes collective bargaining bill (cnn.com)
- Ohio bargaining limits prevail; unions vow fight (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Assembly sends SB 5 to Kasich (dispatch.com)
- Ohio House to vote on collective bargaining limits (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Another day, another union-busting bill in another state (capitolhillblue.com)
- UPDATE 1-Ohio state House passes bill curbing union rights (reuters.com)
- Ohio House panel OKs public worker union bill (sfgate.com)
- UPDATE 2-Ohio legislature passes bill curbing union rights (reuters.com)