Labor, Education & Pensions Legislative Alerts
Today, Indiana’s state Senate stood up for Hoosier workers by passing legislation to make Indiana the 23rd Right to Work state. The bill has already passed the Indiana House and now heads to Governor Mitch Daniels, who will sign it later today.
“Today is a great day for Indiana’s workers and everyone who agrees that no one should be forced to join a union as a condition of employment,” says Chase Downham, State Director of AFP-IN. “By recognizing worker freedom, Indiana makes itself a beacon for jobs in the Midwest."
Economic studies have found that Right to Work states enjoy double the job growth of non-Right to Work states. In addition, census data shows that over 5 million Americans moved from non-Right to Work to Right to Work states between 2000 and 2009. All of the states surrounding Indiana are non-Right to Work states.
By Phil Kerpen
Published: 2:03 PM 01/06/2012
On the same day that Obama appointed Richard Cordray to head the CFPB, he appointed two union lawyers to the NLRB. One of them is known for imposing an Internet gag order on his own workers to protect union bosses.
Read the rest at the Daily Caller.