On Nov. 8, Ohioans voted by a wide margin to rebuke Gov. John Kasich’s anti-worker agenda and overwhelmingly rejected Senate Bill 5, his restrictive new collective bargaining law.

The referendum, Issue 2 on the ballot, was soundly defeated 61 percent to 39 percent in a victory for unions representing the 360,000 public employees.

With most of the GOP-controlled legislature up for election next year, the vote should send them and voters a clear message: Hands off the working people of Ohio!

Now, even the Columbus Dispatch is asking, “Will SB 5 resonate into 2012?”