Indiana Becomes 23rd ‘Right-to-Work’ State

By February 2, 2012Labor Unions

The Indiana legislature completed passage on and Gov. Mitch Daniels immediately signed into law “right to work” legislation yesterday. The move by the state’s leaders makes Indiana the 23rd state in the nation and the first in the heartland to adopt right to work. Such measures forbid forced union membership and/or the payment of union dues or fees as a requirement of employment.

Indiana proponents of right-to-work argue that open shops will help attract new business investment and their jobs, a major political selling point after three straight years of high unemployment nationally. Governor Daniels stated, “This law won’t be a magic answer, but we’ll be far better off with it.”

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