Ohio vote repeals union limit law

Ohio voters have struck down a law limiting unions’ collective bargaining powers, dealing a blow to Republicans in a crucial election swing state.

The measure, which had not yet taken effect, was rejected by 62% to 38% in Tuesday’s special referendum, according to preliminary results.

The law would have curbed bargaining rights for 350,000 public employees.

Labour unions said the result was a barometer of the national mood ahead of next year’s presidential vote.

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