"MY HOMETOWN" bruce springsteen
5 days ago
"Willoughby Mayor Dave Anderson, also a republican, said local mayors can't afford to be philosophical when their job is to patch streets, fix sewers, and provide emergency services."
While organized labor tends to support Democratic candidates, there are a number of Republican senators with ties to labor groups, especially police and fire unions, who have been reluctant to sever those ties by supporting this bill.
"Bainbridge Township's Steve LaTourette rated 159th, making him the state's most liberal Republican out of the House of Representatives's 435 members."
Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.
A source tells the Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.
"I believe in general the bill goes too far," Grendell said. "When talking about labor situations, you need to have a balance. If problems with the current system are too costly to taxpayers and too favorable to employers we need to address those issues.It's just disgusting Tim. Sick.
"As written, Senate Bill 5 essentially tips the balance in a way that eliminates any protections for people who work as public employees."