Governor Daniels Signs Right to Work Bill

By Scott Sarvay
By Maureen Mespell
By Jeff Neumeyer

February 1, 2012 Updated Feb 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Hours after the State Senate passed the "Right-to-Work" bill by a vote of 28-to-22, Governor Daniels puts pen to paper and signs it into legislation.

The "Right-to-Work" bill bans unions from collecting mandatory dues for representation.

“This law won’t be a magic answer but we’ll be far better off with it. I respect those who have objected but they have alarmed themselves unnecessarily: no one’s wages will go down, no one’s benefits will be reduced, and the right to organize and bargain collectively is untouched and intact," says Governor Daniels.

Indiana is now the 23rd state, and the first in a decade, to implement the law.

Protesters from the "AFL CIO" had staged a rally and marched outside the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday, in opposition of the bill.

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