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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

On the Results of Tuesday's Vote in Ohio on Collective Bargaining

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Today, in advance of his visit to Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement regarding the decision by Ohio voters to repeal restrictions on collective bargaining rights for public workers in the state:

“The voters of Ohio sent a clear signal that they support collective bargaining rights and they want to work together to rebuild their economy, strengthen the middle class and improve public education. I salute the unions and their allies for their successful effort to support workers rights, and I look forward to working with all of the people of Ohio to meet our common goals.”