We told you earlier about a bill pending in the Indiana legislature that would make Indiana a “right to work” state. Should the bill pass, unions will not be banned from Indiana. Rather, Indiana workers will have the right to choose whether or not they want to be part of a union at their workplace, and, whether or not they want to pay union dues.
The standoff continues.
Thirty five House Democrats still refuse to show up for duly called House sessions, thus denying a quorum. The unions are still marching outside the capitol, and now are threatening an “Occupy the Super Bowl” event in early February. I’m not quite sure how that will work, but, I am confident the union leadership will figure out something that will further embarrass unions in general.
What the Indiana House Democrats want now is a “state wide referendum” on the issue. Undaunted by the fact that the Indiana Constitution does not permit a referendum to enact laws (actually, enacting laws is the job of the 35 Democrats who refuse to show up), they are still demanding a referendum.
Personally, I still have difficulty with the notion that Democrats believe firmly that choice is essential when it comes to things like birth control and abortion, but, is meaningless when it comes to things like joining a union and paying union dues.
Wait a minute…could choice only be ok if the choices are “approved” by the Democrats?