Wall Street Journal (01/26/12) Jack Nicas; Kris Maher
The Indiana House approved legislation on Jan. 25 that would ban contracts requiring employees to pay union dues, ending Democratic efforts to block the bill and making final passage almost certain for the country’s first right-to-work law in more than 10 years. The measure now heads to the Indiana Senate, which is expected to move the legislation to Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels by Feb. 1. “This is going to embolden Republican presidential candidates to talk about a national right-to-work law,” says Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University. At least nine states have right-to-work legislation pending.