Down: Indiana limits union negotiations
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In February, Indiana lawmakers passed a law that unions say will further drive down wages and make working conditions worse for all workers. Under the right-to-work law, companies can no longer negotiate a contract with a union that requires non-members to pay fees for representation.

The move was unexpected, given that Governor Mitch Daniels campaigned in 2004 promising not to add "right to work" to Indiana's labor laws. And in 2006 as governor, he reiterated the point. But Daniels changed his mind amid labor-organized protests. He argued that evidence showed companies would not locate in a state that didn't have the law.

Indiana did adopt "right to work" in 1957 but repealed it in 1965. Now, it's the nation's 23rd state to enact such a law.


- Last updated August 31 2012 08:20 AM ET
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