For the last several weeks, the Indiana legislature has been in a protracted battle with workers in an effort to pass their Right to Work for Less bill. Unfortunately for millions of workers in Indiana, the legislature succeeded today with their senate passing the bill out and which their governor, Mitch Daniels, confirmed to sign.
Take a moment to think about what happened in Indiana today:
Fewer people will have access to health care - 21% more people lack health insurance in RTW4L states than in free bargaining states
Workplace deaths and injuries will likely rise - according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of workplace deaths is 51 percent higher in states with right to work, where unions can’t speak up on behalf of workers