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Right-to-work law in Indiana.
Right-to-work in Indiana
With the Right-to-work bill passing the Republican-led Indiana House on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, many Hoosiers find themselves asking what does that mean for me? The state Senate has already passed an identical bill and Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to sign it. GOP leaders assure us that it will help to stimulate the economy and bring new jobs to Indiana, though many are skeptical. If the bill becomes law Indiana will become the first of the upper Midwest states to become a "right to work" state. The 22 other states that have adopted right-to-work laws have seen little if any positive results, and with unions already on the fall their future in Indiana looks bleak.
It would appear that most Hoosiers are opposed to the bill, but since when did the opinions of the general public become important to elected political officials. The likely outcome when compared to the results of the other right-to-work states will be a few more jobs, but with less pay and benefits for all. It would seem that the only people who will benefit from this bill will be wealthy business owners, which are the important votes in the eyes of politicians. It is truly sad when elected officials value the ideas of their contributors over those of the majority.
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