(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Right-to-work legislation may make a comeback in the 2012 Indiana legislative session.
The proposal would ban unions from requiring workers join them or pay a fee. It’s the same issue which caused Democrats in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to walk out of the Indiana statehouse and leave the state for about a month earlier this year.
A draft of a report compiled by the Legislature's Interim Study Committee on Employment Issues says businesses refuse to locate in Indiana because it is not a "right-to-work" state, the Associated Press reported.
Critics of the proposal including the IFL-CIO of Indiana say it is a “right to work for less” which allows non-union members to enjoy benefits earned by unions.
The committee, controlled by Republican member 5-4, will meet at the Statehouse Wednesday to give a recommendation on the report. Project labor agreements will also be discussed.