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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:16 PM

Indiana's Union-Busting Law Moves One Step Closer to Passage

Indiana's Union-Busting Law Moves One Step Closer to Passage

Right-to-work legislation in Indiana cleared one of its final steps Monday with a state Senate committee passing the bill 6-1. Supporters of right-to-work, led by Indiana’s Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, say it is needed to bring business and jobs to the state. But opponents call it “union busting” and say it will hurt workers with lower wages.

If the bill gets final approval Wednesday it will allow workers to opt out of paying union dues, even when a workplace is unionized.

Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers representative Todd Vandermyde told the Sun Times the bill goes against a protection found in the state Constitution restricting services from being demanded without just compensation.

“This bill forces my local and many others to render representation to people who choose not to be a member and pay any fees,” Vandermyde said. ...................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/768790/indiana%27s_union-busting_law_moves_one_step_closer_to_passage/

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napi21 Jan 2012 #1

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Mon Jan 30, 2012, 07:24 PM

1. If you are forced to accept a non-payer as a member of the union, would they also receive

monetary benefits from your union?

I don't know wehat benefits still exist because it's been 50 years sinfce my husband was in a union, but he would get strike pay, and a few other paid benefits that I can no longer remember.

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