2006 Ohio Revised Code - 4117.03. See following version for contingent provisions established by 151 v H 66.

§ 4117.03. Public employee rights; collective bargaining with employees of county boards of election prohibited.

(A)  Public employees have the right to: 

(1) Form, join, assist, or participate in, or refrain from forming, joining, assisting, or participating in, except as otherwise provided in Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code, any employee organization of their own choosing; 

(2) Engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and protection; 

(3) Representation by an employee organization; 

(4) Bargain collectively with their public employers to determine wages, hours, terms and other conditions of employment and the continuation, modification, or deletion of an existing provision of a collective bargaining agreement, and enter into collective bargaining agreements; 

(5) Present grievances and have them adjusted, without the intervention of the bargaining representative, as long as the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect and as long as the bargaining representatives have the opportunity to be present at the adjustment. 

(B)  Persons on active duty or acting in any capacity as members of the organized militia do not have collective bargaining rights. 

(C)  Except as provided in division (D) of this section, nothing in Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code prohibits public employers from electing to engage in collective bargaining, to meet and confer, to hold discussions, or to engage in any other form of collective negotiations with public employees who are not subject to Chapter 4117. of the Revised Code pursuant to division (C) of section 4117.01 of the Revised Code. 

(D)  A public employer shall not engage in collective bargaining or other forms of collective negotiations with the employees of county boards of elections referred to in division (C)(12) of section 4117.01 of the Revised Code. 

HISTORY: 140 v S 133. Eff 4-1-84; 150 v H 262, § 1, eff. 5-7-04.

Not analogous to former RC § 4117.03 (GC § 17-11; 122 v 449, § 5; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53), repealed, 140 v S 133, eff 4-1-84.


Effect of Amendments

150 v H 262, May 7, 2004, added the exception to the beginning of (C); added (D); and made minor stylistic changes. 

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