Illinois’ Right To Work Indiana Envy


Will Illinois become the next Right To Work State? If the legislature would ignore their Big Labor Boss masters, it should happen. Scott Reeder lays out indisputable facts:

It had been years since I last visited Indianapolis, but when I returned for a visit this past week I was startled by what I found: a vibrant growing city in the midst of a prosperous state.
Between 2009 and 2017, Indiana added 102,700 manufacturing jobs. Illinois, on the other hand, added 3,000 during that same period.
What is Indiana doing to attract manufacturing jobs and people that Illinois isn’t?
Indiana, like a majority of the states, is a right-to-work state. In right-to-work states workers cannot be forced to pay money to a union that they don’t want to belong to.
Mitch Daniels was governor when Indiana made the switch to right-to-work.
He once told me employers may say publicly that this isn’t an issue that concerns them. But in private conversations with those same business people, he was stunned by how important the issue was for them.
As Illinois’ economy flounders, our leaders would do well to emulate those states that are experiencing prosperity — places like Indiana.

Read Scott Reeder’s full post at the Chicago Tribune.