In a triumph of freedom and common sense over forced union slavery, the Indiana Senate Sends Right-to-Work Bill for Governor Daniels’s Signature.
Indiana will become the nation’s 23rd right-to-work state after its Senate exempted nonunion employees from paying dues when working alongside their unionized colleagues.
The vote was 28-22, sending the measure to Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for his promised signature. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the bill Jan. 26, ending three weeks of Democratic boycotts that prevented the chamber from operating.
Republican Senator Carlin Yoder, the bill’s sponsor, said unions “will still be allowed to exist.” During floor debate, Yoder said right to work gives “freedom to those who don’t want to be part of something they don’t believe in.”
Twenty-two states, mostly in the Deep South and the Rocky Mountain West, have enacted right-to-work laws. Republican gains in the 2010 elections prompted legislation in states including Wisconsin and Ohio aimed at restricting bargaining rights for government workers’ unions.
The bill will be sent to Daniels’ desk today and, once signed, will take effect March 14.
The bill does not go far enough. What’s needed is the termination of all public union collective bargaining rights nationally. Cities and states are in trouble because politicians have been in bed with unions, driving up costs and taxpayers have to foot the bill.
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