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Indiana Rejects Big Labor, Becomes Right-to-Work State
Investors Business Daily ^ | 2/2/12 | Mark Mix

Posted on 02/04/2012 6:47:54 AM PST by willowsdale

For the past two weeks, Big Labor bosses around the country have had their eyes on the Indiana capitol — watching in horror as the General Assembly passed a right-to-work bill with commanding majorities.

The passage of Indiana's right-to-work law is an extraordinarily bitter defeat for the union brass. Less than a year ago, despite the fact that Hoosiers had elected substantial pro-right-to-work majorities to both chambers in 2010, union strategists remained confident they could preserve the forced-unionism status quo.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: freedom; indiana; unions; workers

1 posted on 02/04/2012 6:48:04 AM PST by willowsdale
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To: willowsdale

Indiana’s gain will be ILL-n-annoyed’s loss. Voters and businesses have feet and U-Hauls are plenty enough available.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 6:57:19 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Yeah!

Thanks willowsdale.


3 posted on 02/04/2012 7:02:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: willowsdale

So proud of the state I used to call home !!!!!


4 posted on 02/04/2012 7:05:06 AM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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5 posted on 02/04/2012 7:30:40 AM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: tflabo

Bingo..ill a noise is as bad as Cal a porn ya. Peoples homes in illinois are under water in many areas to the tune of 100 k.
Business paying twice what they would in workers comp etc vs Indiana. It,s not good at all. Props to Indiana.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 7:32:38 AM PST by oust the louse (The presstitutes think after 2 primaries it's over and Mittens is the one...Santorum says: GAME ON)
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To: tflabo

Bingo..ill a noise is as bad as Cal a porn ya. Peoples homes in illinois are under water in many areas to the tune of 100 k.
Business paying twice what they would in workers comp etc vs Indiana. It,s not good at all. Props to Indiana.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:01 AM PST by oust the louse (The presstitutes think after 2 primaries it's over and Mittens is the one...Santorum says: GAME ON)
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To: willowsdale
The passage of Indiana's right-to-work law is an extraordinarily bitter defeat for the union brass. Less than a year ago, despite the fact that Hoosiers had elected substantial pro-right-to-work majorities to both chambers in 2010, union strategi

Hoorah for Mitch.

When he was elected, 7 years ago, on of the first things he did was eliminate the requirement for PUBLIC UNION MEMBERS to have to belong to a union or automatically have their money withheld for payment to the union.

Seven years later, 90% have STOPPED PAYING UNION DUES.

Anyone can see why the union all over the country are fighting so hard, they know without a gun to their heads, 85-90% of their members would leave and the union bosses and the demonRATs would be


8 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:01 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: willowsdale
It seems Democrats die in states with right-to-work laws.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 7:33:51 AM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Tribune7

Forced collectivism IS the current Democratic Party goal.

Without forced contributions people might actually CHOOSE!Unthinkable.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 7:46:23 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: willowsdale

This one will be in the history books, as a turning point away from collectivism. It’s the first of many dominos to fall, IMHO.

Unionism cannot work for the benefit of the employee, because the act of joining a union requires you to give up your right to have your labor, your effort, and your contribution judged as yours and yours alone. The act of joining represents a loss of individual property rights. And that may be ok, but should not be mandatory.


11 posted on 02/04/2012 7:57:13 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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12 posted on 02/04/2012 8:59:14 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: tflabo
Indiana will benefit from neighbor Ohio's union thuggery as well. The defeat of Issue 2 last fall in Ohio may have been the last straw for many Ohio companies who could be courted successfully by Indiana if they want to look eastward. Gov Kasich is doing a good job of attracting investment and jobs into Ohio but the thugs left the back door wide open.
13 posted on 02/04/2012 10:40:14 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: willowsdale

unions = ‘Rat ATMs


14 posted on 02/04/2012 5:26:18 PM PST by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: indylindy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; SeekAndFind; AuntB; ...

Count me as shocked. It never occured to me that the Indiana state legislature would pass this. There are a lot of blue collar Hoosiers who are socially conservative and pro-national security, but also pro-labor union. Will it backfire? I hope not.

It’s also up to Indiana employers to prove that the worst labor stereotypes about them are not true.


15 posted on 02/05/2012 11:07:30 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: ducttape45

Ping to posting #15.


16 posted on 02/05/2012 11:13:17 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Indiana has nothing but gain from the passage of RTW. Illionois, look out, we are a little east, but we have a better business atmosphere and far lower taxes.

If we get a big chunk of the Illinois business, look to see Indiana move to Central time.


17 posted on 02/05/2012 11:15:26 AM PST by dforest
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To: USS Alaska

I think that “Right To Work” is going to be the new Abolition.
Where ever it is enacted, Democrats lose power and they’re going to fight it tooth and nail. Eventually, they’ll get violent.


19 posted on 02/05/2012 11:40:21 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: willowsdale

So far I’ve not seen any union idiocy downtown today at SB46.
Just a few Occupy idiots.
We’ve certainly got a lot more “one percenters” here in Indy than usual this weekend.
The small airports are clogged with private jets.


20 posted on 02/05/2012 11:45:46 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; dforest; Dengar01; BillyBoy

It was a done deal when it passed the House, the outcome was never in doubt in heavily Republican Senate.

Dforest is right, Indiana will continue to benefit from migrating Illinois business.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 4:57:54 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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22 posted on 02/06/2012 5:46:01 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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