Sunday, January 15, 2012

IN crowds come out against RTW

Nothing says it better than a Teamster truck.
Hoosiers jammed local meeting places throughout Indiana this weekend to oppose right-to-work-for-less. And in places of worship, they were reminded to honor Dr. King by supporting Indiana unions.

Tweeted @missionworker
As we go to worship this morning in #Indiana, let's honor Dr. King's heritage by supporting your #INunion. @INAFLCIO @IWJNational #umc
On Saturday, Evansville's Central Library overflowed with union supporters who came to hear Republican Rep. Ron Bacon say he'd vote against the bill. The Courier Press reported,
(Bacon) told the crowd, which packed the library's Browning Event Room, that "I have done my homework" and that he would listen to his constituents. After the meeting, he said that "by at least 3-to-1" the people he's talked to around the district are opposed to the legislation..."
In Angola, right-to-work-for-less opponents overwhelmed a Town Hall that a local business hosted to drum up support for the bill. (It backfired on RTW proponents.)

And in West Lafayette, at least 100 people came to the Morton Community Center to speak out against right-to-work-for-less. WLFI quoted union member Robert Liphard,
The people in this country need to stand up. They need to get mad. They need to fight back. Because it's not only going to affect the union workers. It drives the standard of living down for all working Hoosiers.
More anti-RTW4less town halls are scheduled for today. That's because next week is crucial for Indiana's middle class. As the Indypendent reports,
Indiana is now Ground Zero for the national battle between the top 1% and the vast majority in the closely interwoven struggles over the future of democracy, the rights of workers and economic justice in America.
The next week or so may determine whether Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and allied Republican legislators, who dominate both houses of the state legislature, succeed in passing the first “right to work” law in a northern industrial state.