Louis was among a number of speakers who either live or work in Kent and spoke out against the bill during the rally, which was sponsored by faculty and staff at Kent State University who belong to the American Association of University Professors unions.
The bill, which narrowly passed in the Ohio Senate, has been the subject of hearings in the Ohio House. It's unclear when the house will vote on the bill, though some reports indicate that vote could happen this month.
If passed, it would go to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is expected to sign the bill into law and greatly limit the collective bargaining powers of unions across Ohio representing thousands of teachers, professors, police, firefighters and other public workers.