Thursday, February 02, 2012

Freedom Comes to the Indiana Workplace

Paint another state free and blue in the right-to-work category. The Indiana legislature approved a new right-to-work law, and the Indiana governor signed it into law. Now workers in Indiana are assured the right to choose whether to belong to a union or not, when they take a new job.
Right to Work States

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation Wednesday afternoon making his state the 23rd right-to-work state in the nation and the first in the Manufacturing Belt. Under the legislation, unions and companies cannot negotiate contracts that force employees to financially support a union as a condition of employment.

Gov. Daniels put his signature on the measure shortly after the Indiana state Senate passed it Wednesday morning on a 28-22 vote. A similar measure in 2011 failed when Democratic lawmakers prevented the state House from holding session by leaving the state. Subsequent polling showed that strategy to be very unpopular with the voters. This year, the Democrats could only use delaying tactics and now the legislation has become Indiana law. _Source
This type of legislation is crucially important for the future of the economies of individual states. Several US states are approaching bankruptcy due to labour union negotiated contracts governing the pensions, pay, and benefits for public sector workers.

As the Obama recession continues taking its toll on the US economy as a whole, individual states will be forced to take action to save themselves from the general progressive decay caused by Obamaesque policies and concessions to extortionate and sometimse violent organisations such as labour unions, leftist activist groups, and big money organised faux environmental groups.

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