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Democratic Leaders Hold Right-to-Work Hearing in Fort Wayne

1/8/2012


Union workers fill the auditorium to oppose the right-to-work bill.  (WIBC.com photo: Dave Wheaton)

Democratic leaders held a hearing in Fort Wayne Saturday on the right-to-work issue.

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The auditorium at the Public Safety Academy was at standing room only capacity. It was filled with union workers who came out to voice their opposition to the bill.

So what about the claim that Indiana's losing jobs because of the union? Dekalb County Democratic Chair Ali Penlund said, "If you look at the studies, the study IU put out, the study Notre Dame put out, they're worrying." Penlund says while right-to-work states bring in more jobs, they also have lower wages.

State Rep. Win Moses was on hand and was asked if the Democrats even have a chance of killing the right-to-work bill. He simply said, "Republicans have the votes."

The Democrats remain off the House floor in an attempt to stop the legislature from bringing this to a vote. House Speaker Brian Bosma says he may impose a $1,000 a day fine if the Democrats don't return. Moses says they'll likely return well before then

 

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