Union Members Fight Ind. ‘Right-to-Work’ Proposal

Union members packed an Indiana Statehouse hearing Thursday in their uphill fight against “right-to-work” legislation that sparked a five-week walkout by House Democrats earlier this year.

Members of the General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Employment spent most of the day listening to supporters and opponents of the measure, which would prohibit workers from being required to pay union representation fees.

“Please take the time to listen to the voters, not necessarily a handful of businesses,” said James Palmore, an apprenticeship coordinator with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. Palmore told the panel that he was able to take a vacation day to lobby lawmakers but many union members had to sacrifice wages to show up at the statehouse.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/10/ind-lawmakers-hearing-right-work-proposal#ixzz1aU5PhcA2