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Indiana House Democrats end long right-to-work fight, unions dealt blow in Rust Belt
Washington Post ^ | 1/26/2012 | ap

Posted on 01/26/2012 9:40:58 AM PST by tobyhill

In the end, they just didn’t have the votes.

For two legislative sessions, Indiana Democrats fought the divisive labor measure known as right-to-work. They offered amendments aimed at changing the bill. They sought to put the issue before voters in a referendum. And in their most high-profile gambit, House Democrats staged occasional boycotts to deny the Republican-dominated chamber enough members to conduct business.

But that all ended Wednesday when the minority party acceded to the mathematical reality of the Republican’s 60-40 majority in the chamber. Democrats showed up, and the Indiana House voted 54-44 to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: democrats; righttowork
Another win for America. Now let's win some more states, win the US Senate and get the Marxist out of the White House.
1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:41:04 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Funny how thorny issues supported by conservatives and Republicans are “divisive”, but those pushed by Democrats never are...


2 posted on 01/26/2012 9:44:32 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: tobyhill

That giant sucking sound you hear will be the mass exodus of automobile related companies from Michigan truckin’ on down I-69 and just over the border.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Once upon a time Indiana had a significant portion of the auto industry. That was part of why that track got built in Indianapolis.

I’d have to look ‘em up to find all of the companies that did business there, but I do recall off the top of my head that Studebaker was based in South Bend.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 9:47:48 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: tobyhill

Now, get rid of all the Federal/State and Local Unions and cut the damn pensions. We’ve been raped!!


5 posted on 01/26/2012 9:48:10 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Even the unions know that their days in Michigan are numbered.

UAW Member: Union Workers 'Need to Embrace' Right-to-Work Laws
6 posted on 01/26/2012 9:49:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Michigan got the auto industry due to the Detroit river. Iron mined in the UP could be delivered to Detroit at minimal cost.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Even the unions know that their days in Michigan are numbered.

When hyenas start gnawing on the bone, they know it's time to find another carcass.

8 posted on 01/26/2012 9:52:48 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: tobyhill

Indiana needs to find out who those 6 Republicans were ,that voted against this bill, and think about a change.


9 posted on 01/26/2012 9:54:48 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: cripplecreek

“Even the unions know that their days in Michigan are numbered.”

That’s so much crap. Your boy Snynerd has already made it clear on countless occasions that he doesn’t want to see any RTW bills on his desk, that he views taking on organized labor as akin to touching the 3rd rail in Michigan politics. His boy Randy Richardville (faux conservative) Monroe, is holding up a RTW bill in the senate and has been for months.

Yeah, there’re some goonion members who don’t allow the goonions to do their thinking. There are a hell of a lot more who love their goonions and are glad to have someone else do their thinking.

Rick Snynerd is no Scott Walker or Mitch Daniels—that takes gonads.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 9:56:34 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: tobyhill
I think it important to note that the right-to-work bill doesn't HAVE to have any effect on unions. Union are still allowed to solicit members. If they can prove to prospective members that they provide services that justify the dues, there need not be any reduction.

Unless, of course, unions don't supply value to their members. Or cause them to be unemployed because they insist on above-market wages.

Unions seem to think it's no problem for corporations to compete in the marketplace; so why is it a big problem for unions to compete in the marketplace?

11 posted on 01/26/2012 9:57:23 AM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: RushLake

Snyder will sign it if it lands on his desk just like Jenny Granholm signed a lot of things she hated.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 10:03:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
What the MSM fails to remember is that Indiana was a right to work state before the Democrat landslide of 1964. The Democrats were more than happy to repeal right to work without submitting it to a referendum.

It's taken Hoosiers 47 years to return a sufficient Republican majority to restore the law.

13 posted on 01/26/2012 10:04:55 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: RushLake

Mitch Daniels was initially opposed to RTW Law. Teamsters even had a video of such. However, he changed a year or so ago. Hopefully Gov. Snyder will do likewise....


14 posted on 01/26/2012 10:08:35 AM PST by donozark (SAVE THE MANATEE! PUT THEM IN PENS SO THEY DON'T DAMAGE THE PROPS ON OUR YACHTS!)
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To: Mr. Lucky

I believe Delaware and NH lost their RTW status at that time as well due to LBJ landslide.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 10:10:40 AM PST by donozark (SAVE THE MANATEE! PUT THEM IN PENS SO THEY DON'T DAMAGE THE PROPS ON OUR YACHTS!)
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To: tobyhill

Sounds good to me!


16 posted on 01/26/2012 10:14:47 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

30 or 40 different brands of cars and trucks were made in Indiana...


17 posted on 01/26/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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18 posted on 01/26/2012 10:51:10 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

And now some of the best known are in a museum in Auburn...


19 posted on 01/26/2012 11:07:33 AM PST by donozark (SAVE THE MANATEE! PUT THEM IN PENS SO THEY DON'T DAMAGE THE PROPS ON OUR YACHTS!)
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To: tobyhill

Public employee unions should be banned outright.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 11:23:01 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: cripplecreek
Even the unions know that their days in Michigan are numbered.

My experience living in Michigan taught me that the unions basically know whatever their union newsletter tells them they're allowed to know.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 11:33:38 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SC_Pete

Bingo.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 5:26:20 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Yes, and one of my uncles worked there., My dad and a couple of his brothers worked at Chrysler in Kokomo.


23 posted on 01/26/2012 8:09:01 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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