FROM Bill Cohen
Unions Face a Test in Ohio Election In the swing state of Ohio tomorrow, another battle will be fought in the war between Republicans and unionized government workers who turn out the troops, and the money, for Democrats. In March, Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich and GOP legislators passed a law banning strikes by 350,000 government workers, increasing what they pay for health benefits and establishing standards of merit for pay and for layoffs. It hasn't yet gone into effect because Democrats forced a referendum , which will be held tomorrow. Bill Cohen reports from the Statehouse for Ohio Public Radio .
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Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.