Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dems Refusing To Show Up For Work...

Indiana Dems Go AWOL to Slow Labor Bill
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Anti-union measure would make Indiana right-to-work state

(Newser) – As Indiana Republicans push an anti-union bill at the statehouse, Democrats are fighting tooth and nail—by staying home. Many skipped floor sessions twice yesterday; without 67 members present, the state House can't legally advance its agenda, the New York Times notes. Republicans are trying to make Indiana a "right-to-work" state in an effort they say would prevent workers from being forced to join unions and bring more jobs to the state. But Democrats argue that the legislation would ultimately cut employees' pay. ------Read more