Indiana Right-to-Work Bill on Way to Final Vote

January 30, 2012

An Indiana Senate committee has endorsed the right-to-work bill, sending it toward a final legislative vote this week.

The Senate labor committee's Republican members voted 6-1 Monday to advance the bill to the full Senate. The committee's three Democrats boycotted the meeting in protest, saying there was no justification for rushing the bill through just days after the Indiana House approved the proposal.

The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday to give final approval to the proposal prohibiting contracts between companies and unions that require workers to pay representation fees. Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will sign the bill.

Supporters say such a law will make the state more attractive to employers, while opponents maintain it is a political attack on labor unions and will drive down wages.

Story source: AP