Ohio Right to Work, Issue 2 (1958)

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The Ohio Right to Work Amendment, also known as Issue 2, was on the November 4, 1958 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have forbidden labor contracts which established union membership as a condition for achieving or continuing employment.

Election results

Ohio Issue 2 (1958)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,001,51263.30%
Yes 1,160,324 36.70%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 1, Article I

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Proposing to amend Article I of the Constitution of the State of Ohio by adopting a section to be designated as Section 1a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE I

Sec. 1a. No employer or labor organization shall, deny or abridge the right to work by requiring membership or non-membership in, or payment or non-payment of money to, a labor organization as a condition of employment or continued employment in this state. All agreements in conflict with this section are, to the extent of such conflict, unlawful and of no effect in this state.

SCHEDULE

This amendment shall take effect at the earliest time permitted by the Constitution: but conduct otherwise made unlawful by this amendment, if authorized, or required by a written agreement theretofore made, shall, notwithstanding this amendment, be lawful during so much of the period of such agreement as does not extend beyond two years after this amendment takes effect.


SHALL THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO, DECLARING UNLAWFUL ANY CONTRACTS AND PRACTICES OF EMPLOYERS AND LABOR ORGANIZATIONS WHEREBY MEMBERSHIP OR NONMEMBERSHIP IN A LABOR ORGANIZATION, OR PAYMENT OR NONPAYMENT OF MONEY TO SUCH AN ORGANIZATION IS MADE A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT, BUT SAVING FOR NOT MORE THAN TWO YEARS CONDUCT PURSUANT TO A WRITTEN AGREEMENT MADE BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AMENDMENT, BE ADOPTED?

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