Right to Work Legislation to Be Introduced This Session at Indiana Statehouse

By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay

November 21, 2011 Updated Nov 21, 2011 at 6:04 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - On the eve of Organization Day, Republican lawmakers announced this morning that making Indiana a right to work state will be their top priority come this next legislative session.

The issue was one of the reasons Democratic House members bolted to Illinois during the last legislative session.

While Republicans say the measure is essential to bring jobs to the state Democrats say they planned to fight it.

State Rep. Patrick Bauer (D) House Minority Leader says, “We are going to do our best where policy makers will hear the truth, not just who is yelling the loudest, but the most adamant where the truth on this matter can be heard.”
The governor of Virginia said that he wanted to attract Chinese business. So now I guess we're going to have Chinese working conditions, Chinese health care. We're going to fight that."

Governor Mitch Daniels has indicated in recent months he might support right to work legislation, but he has stopped short of a full endorsement.

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