Indiana's Right to Work (Will we become the 23rd state to join?)
Well, the state of Indiana is on the brink of some National news. There is going to be some major fights abrupt as the states legislators are close to passing the Right to Work (RTW) law. This law stipulates that unions in this state can no longer force workers to pay union dues if they so choose. If this law passes, Indiana would be the 23rd state to adopt this law and the first one in the industrial heartland of the Midwest.
In a free society, as we are ‘supposed’ to live in, we should not be forced to pay for unwanted union representation if we so desire. The governments place is NOT to put laws in place to enforce this, but rather see to it, that all citizens should have a choice to decide without intimidation of losing their jobs. They should not be fearful or feel threatened.
As it is, in my opinion, to be forced to pay union fees to keep your job is nothing short of extortion. I also see it that many unions are nothing more than a tool by liberal politicians to buy more power at the expense of hard working Americans. This RTW law will liberate “hoosiers” the opportunity for business growth and the ability to attract more jobs. The way I clearly see it, I would rather have some good jobs at good wages than no jobs at unaffordable wages.
According to Gov Mitch Daniels, Indiana is losing out on one-third of new business opportunities due to the lack of this RTW law. Statistics show that RTW states have lower unemployment rates than states without RTW.
Private sector job growth increased more in RTW states than Non-RTW states – BLS
· 32% growth in RTW states (1990 – 2010)
· 10% growth in non‐RTW states (1990 – 2010)
Personal Income grew more in RTW states than Non-RTW states – Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA); BLS
· 112.3% growth in RTW states between (1990 – 2010)
· 105% growth in non‐RTW states between (1990 – 2010)
Last year, the house democrats decided to flee the state rather than do the job they were hired to do and that is vote on laws brought forth by the people. Will they do it again, is yet to be determined, but the bottom line for me is doing what is best for the people of this state. I think in the present state of economy, job creation is first and foremost. This RTW will be a step in the right direction to achieve this.