Governor Says Ohio Bargaining Vote Won’t Affect Indiana

By Brandon Smith/

Governor Mitch Daniels says Tuesday’s vote in Ohio to reject a collective bargaining law will not have an impact on his decision to support Right to Work legislation in the upcoming legislative session.

Daniels says he supports the concept of Right to Work legislation, which would restrict unions from charging dues to non-members in union shops. Daniels says he has not decided whether to lobby the legislature for passage of a Right to Work bill, but the Ohio vote won’t impact that decision.

“I mean, that was all about government unions,” he says. “It was about firefighters and policemen and teachers. That would have nothing to do with the bill we’re talking about here, which is all about the private sector and jobs.”

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