February 6, 2012

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Occupiers?

Filed under: Activism,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:16 am

Not Indiana, Hoosier State Governor Mitch Daniels, or those who attended yesterday’s Super Bowl (HT Gateway Pundit via Instapundit):

A small group of about 50 activists marched to Lucas Oil Stadium where the Super Bowl will be played later on Sunday to peacefully protest Indiana’s new anti-union “right-to-work” law.
Indiana on Wednesday became the 23rd state in the nation and the first in the U.S. industrial heartland to adopt a law allowing workers to avoid paying union dues at unionized businesses.

Supporters led by Indiana’s Republican Governor Mitch Daniels have said it was necessary to attract jobs to the state. Critics including Democrats and unions called it “union busting” and have said it would lead to lower wages.

The small group of protesters walked peacefully the five blocks from downtown Indianapolis to the stadium, although the demonstrators were heckled along the route by some of the people they passed.

“I think they need to get jobs,” said Jeff Eichler, who was visiting Indianapolis from Baltimore, Maryland.

… The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor federation, released a statement last week saying it did not “plan nor condone any attempts to disrupt the Super Bowl.”

A recent Rasmussen poll indicated that right-to-work’s national support is at 74%, and that “just 15% of Likely U.S. Voters think workers who do not belong to a union should be required by law to pay union dues if the company they work for is unionized.”

Who’s out of the mainstream now?

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