Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Indiana 23rd State to Pass Right-to-Work Law

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the Indiana legislature for approving a new right-to-work bill that will protect all workers in the state from being forced to pay union dues as a requirement of employment. Once Gov. Mitch Daniels signs the bill, Indiana will become the 23rd state in the nation to enact a right-to-work law.

"No American should be forced to join a labor union just to keep a job, and no resident of Indiana should be required to pay dues to an organization he or she does not believe in," said 2012 ABC National Chairman Eric Regelin, president of Granix, LLC, Ellicott City, Md. "The new right-to-work law will allow workers to freely decide whether to join a union.

"In addition, right-to-work legislation has been introduced in 13 other states," Regelin said. "This suggests that state lawmakers - strapped with massive budget deficits, falling revenues and stagnant economic growth - are considering right-to-work laws to lure new businesses into their states and help turn their economies around."