Indiana's controversial right-to-work bill became state law Wednesday.I guarantee you that some governors in other Rust Belt states will be watching this pretty closely, and if business picks up in Indiana the way I expect it too, there will be a lot of pressure to enact those laws in their states too.
The state Senate voted 28-22 to pass the labor union bill as thousands of protesters packed Statehouse hallways shouting their disapproval.
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the bill shortly thereafter without ceremony, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with such a law. Under right-to-work laws, companies can no longer negotiate a contract with a union that requires non-members to pay fees for representation. The House earlier passed the measure 54-44.
Daniels and other Republican supporters characterized the measure as needed for Indiana to attract jobs.
"Indiana will improve still further its recently earned reputation as one of America's best places to do business, and we will see more jobs and opportunity for our young people and for all those looking for a better life," the governor said in a statement released by his office.
This is America - it should be a "right to work" nation.