Labor Union fight heads to Indiana

Posted: March 11, 2011 in Government, USA
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Tens of thousands gather at Indiana’s statehouse to support workers’ rights

 By Stephen C. Webster

Facing down icy conditions, tens of thousands of union workers and supporters gathered outside Indiana’s statehouse Thursday to protest a bill that would strip all union workers of their bargaining rights.

Like in Wisconsin, a number of the state’s elected Democrats have fled, preventing a vote from taking place. Also like Wisconsin, the protests have only grown in recent weeks.

According to organizers, Thursday’s protest was the biggest of them all, possibly even eclipsing a 1995 union protest that many have called the largest in Indiana’s history.

An AFL-CIO organizer echoed the sentiment, telling a local television station they expected over 25,000 on Thursday.

The state’s Republicans want to turn Indiana into a “right to work” state like Texas, where workers are essentially prohibited from organizing to bargain with their managers

Rest of story:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/03/10/tens-of-thousands-gather-at-indianas-statehouse-to-support-workers-rights/

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