Sunday, January 08, 2012


Indiana House Bill 1001 makes it a Class A misdemeanor (the maxium fine for a Class A misdemeanor is $5,000), to require an individual as a condition of employment or continuation of employment to:

1. become or remain a member of a labor organization

2. pay dues, fees, or other charges to a labor organization

3. pay to a charity or another third party an amount that represents dues, fees, or other charges required of members of a labor organization. HB 1001 does not apply to federal employees subject to certain federal laws, certain employees over whom the federal government has jurisdiction, state employees, and employees of a political subdivision.

It is our opinion Right To Work would have almost NO impact on job growth because employer conclusions regarding Indiana workforce education and ease of customer access will continue to be much more important than the minor question of whether or not a union contract requires employees to be dues paying members.

The great majority of any new businesses that move to Indiana will choose to not have a union shop in the first place.

Freedom Of Speech supports Right To Work!