Daniels: Phone’s ringing off the hook now that we’re right-to-work

posted at 12:45 pm on February 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

How will Indiana’s new right-to-work legislation, which ends forced dues payments to unions and closed shops in the private sector, impact the state’s economy?  Mitch Daniels claims in a Fox News interview with Brian Kilmeade today that his phone has been pretty busy since he signed the bill yesterday — and not from Big Labor crank callers.  Business owners have already started looking at relocating to Indiana, a state with a 9.0% jobless rate, making it 38th for employment in December:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels defended Thursday his state’s newly-approved right-to-work legislation, saying that the phones have been ringing off the hook with companies wanting to come to the state since he signed the measure.

“Indiana has by every reckoning the 5th or 6th best business climate in the country, and now it gets a little better,” said Daniels on Fox News. “The phone began literally ringing yesterday afternoon with companies wanting to come to our state.”

He’s not too concerned with the protests that erupted yesterday, either:

The governor claimed that the voters of the state were with him on the need for right-to-work legislation.

“Noise isn’t numbers, and fewer than 9 percent of Indiana belongs to a union, and many of them do not disagree with the right-to-work principle,” said Daniels. “In the whole state a huge majority believe it is the right thing to do.”

Watch the entire interview below.  Supposedly, the unions want to hold protests to disrupt the Super Bowl, but I fail to see how that will help their argument that unions are good for business.  It would provide unions an opportunity to get their message out on the biggest media day of the year, but if that message is a temper tantrum over no longer being able to pick the pockets of people who don’t want to be in a union, well … good luck selling that with the Super Bowl fans who might still be annoyed over the near-cancellation of the season from union-management issues between millionaires and billionaires.



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Yay! Good for Mitch Daniels. I still don’t want him to run for president.

theotherone on February 3, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I always liked Mitch. He’s Scott Walker tough.

darwin on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

“I’ve decided to put the entire state of Indiana under investigation.”

-Holder

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Good for Daniels! I saw this interview this morning on Fox and I am happy for his good news on companies wanting to come to his state.

I hope other states will follow Indiana voting on the right to work! Union thugs are, hopefully, only going to be in a few states soon!
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letget on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Nice video.

rockmom on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

How many of those calls came from Illinois?

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

good luck selling that with the Super Bowl fans who might still be annoyed over the near-cancellation of the season from union-management issues between millionaires and billionaires.

HA! Good one Ed.

Mord on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Why would they be calling the gov unless they were looking for some type of gov’t giveaway?

aniptofar on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Unions – suck it!

rjulio on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

The next Texas?

abobo on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

. He’s Scott Walker tough.

darwin on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

And Michael Dukakis short.

Lanceman on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I hope other states will follow Indiana voting on the right to work! Union thugs are, hopefully, only going to be in a few states soon!
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letget on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Say goodnight Illinois! HAHAHA!

VegasRick on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Yea, Daniels has a way of making scrubbing the white off rice seem interesting.

HopeHeFails on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

BTW, Indy is just killing with this Super Bowl. All the sports networks are just glowing about how well organized everything is, how clean and friendly the city is, and what a good time they are having. If the unions are stupid enough to try to screw that up, they are hopeless.

rockmom on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Conservative ideas work when they are tried. Ignore union parasites and leftist moonbats.

Well played, Mitch!

WhatNot on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Ringing off the hook because of “right to work” or people wanting tickets to the super bowl.

multiuseless on February 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

How many of those calls came from Illinois?

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Probably all of them. Indiana’s problem was that companies fleeing Illinois were passing over them and heading for Kentucky and Tennessee.

rockmom on February 3, 2012 at 12:55 PM

rockmom on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Let’s hope some occupy filth doesn’t show up to plow up snakes?
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letget on February 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM

The next Texas?

abobo on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Don’t get carried away, but they’ll do just fine.

cartooner on February 3, 2012 at 12:57 PM

How many of those calls came from Illinois?

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I thought Illinois fixed their economic problems with a big fat tax increase?

cartooner on February 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

BTW, Indy is just killing with this Super Bowl. All the sports networks are just glowing about how well organized everything is, how clean and friendly the city is, and what a good time they are having….

rockmom on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Good to hear.

WisRich on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Congratulations Indiana ! You will enjoy this. It will get your economy growing

Bmore on February 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM

And, Indiana respects the Second Amendment. We have concealed carry permits. C’mon down, y’all.

Full Disclosure: You can’t buy booze on Sunday, unless you are in a restaurant. Maybe next legislative session . . .

2ndMAW68 on February 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

If Mitch Daniels still got high, I’d roll a fat one for him.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Talk about no drama Obama. Mitch is pretty low key himself. I didn’t catch his victory lap. You know how Obama likes to take a victory lap over every “accomplishment” he make.

earlgrey133 on February 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Daniels for VP!

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Say goodnight Illinois! HAHAHA!

VegasRick on February 3, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Yeah, man.

I wonder how many of those relocation calls originated in C(r)ook County.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

What possible positive will are you going to get from disrupting the Super Bowl?

Geez, just keep shooting yourselves in the foot unions.

As if most of America doesn’t hate you enough already.

NoDonkey on February 3, 2012 at 1:04 PM

“I’ve decided to put the entire state of Indiana under investigation.”

-Holder

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

One of the reasons Eric has no time to check his emails or anything else. He’s sooooo busy interfering with Arizona and everyone else trying to deal with their local problems…he can’t answer stupid questions for those wino’s in DC.

KOOLAID2 on February 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I wonder how many of those relocation calls originated in C(r)ook County.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Every time something like this comes up I wonder how much of a kickback Boeing got when they chose Chicago over Texas.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Daniels for VP!

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Daniels was my first choice early on in this race. I still can’t figure out why so many here were against him…based mostly on just the simple suggestion of VAT. But hey, we have Romney and Newt…sooo much better *ugh*

It’s a shame because Daniels is needed right now. I have no doubt the guy would turn the US economy around in a 180 like Reagan did in the 80′s.

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I hear Obama plans to criticize Daniels for attacking union members who are “our neighbors and our friends.”

LOL…

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Besides, didn’t Daniels propose a VAT in replacement of the personal income tax?

I think it’s because Daniels isn’t a red-meat type of campaigner, and the talk-radio crowd doesn’t like that.

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

“I’ve decided to put the entire state of Indiana under investigation.”

-Holder

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

LOL! EXACTLY! I wouldn’t be surprised if the Gov doesn’t get a call from the IRS as well.

It is depressing that only a few years ago it would be unthinkable to say the AG and the IRS were being used as Political weapons against dissidents, but after Clinton and his “War Room”, it has become both expected and now, a sick joke.

See you all in the FEMA camp!

Bulletchaser on February 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

This is good news congrats to Hoosiers.

Dr Evil on February 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

With a record like disbanding public unions, a balanced budget, expanding school choice, and getting right to work legislation, why would anyone want this candy-arse RINO running in a federal election
? /sarc off

WashJeff on February 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

I thought Illinois fixed their economic problems with a big fat tax increase?

cartooner on February 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

You must have missed Quinn’s head-scratcher of a State of the State speech.

The state is billions behind in paying its bills, and legislative leaders have noted the need to rein in spending if the bulk of a major income-tax hike is to expire after 2014 as Democrats promised when they passed it a year ago.

Try not to choke on that last part.

Fallon on February 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Nice job Mitch Daniels..:)

PS..I wish he would have ran for..nevermind..wishcasting..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

wonder how many of those relocation calls originated in C(r)ook County.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM

This could be HUGE for NW Indiana. Get all the benefits of Indiana’s business and political climate, while still having access to all the conviences that is Chicago.

WashJeff on February 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

He seems very Coolidge-like.
Quiet, but principled.
Coolidge was probably the most underrated president we’ve had.

Dexter_Alarius on February 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

I agree..:)

PS..Who do you think wins Sunday?..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

HAVE NO FEAR UNIONS!!!
THE PRESIDENT’S NEWLY-STACKED NRLB WILL RIDE TO THE RESCUE!!!

Marcola on February 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

The next Texas?

abobo on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

too small, too cold, and not quite colorful enough….

Dr. Demento on February 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I thought Illinois fixed their economic problems with a big fat tax increase?

cartooner on February 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Newsflash: The Progressive ideology does not work over time. Illinois is at the tail end of its implementation.

visions on February 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM

too small, too cold, and not quite colorful enough….

Dr. Demento on February 3, 2012 at 1:16 PM

That’s what she said…

abobo on February 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM

23rd Right-To-Work State? Still a long way to go to see California become the 57th.

jdeg2 on February 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

They are thinking about it in Michigan too. That will be one tough fight here, especially since the governor doesn’t want to talk about it, however with a majority in the the state house and senate, it could sail though.

flytier on February 3, 2012 at 1:19 PM

And, Indiana respects the Second Amendment. We have concealed carry permits. C’mon down, y’all.

Full Disclosure: You can’t buy booze on Sunday, unless you are in a restaurant. Maybe next legislative session . . .

2ndMAW68 on February 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

We don’t do ‘concealed’ carry aka CCW in Indiana, we just have carry licenses. The process to get a carry license is a straightforward affair, without a lot of red tape or idiotic obstacles–or at least that was my experience. You can carry however you want to, concealed or in plain sight.

There are, however, laws against brandishing and armed intimidation. Say you get in an argument with a guy. Things get heated. To settle the argument, you make a point of indicating or emphasizing your possession of a firearm. That’s a crime.

troyriser_gopftw on February 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Fallon on February 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Are you in Illinois too? The funniest (saddest? most frustrating?) thing about Dems here is that they complain and complain about the endgame of their ideology yet never realize that its their ideology that’s to blame. They rightfully complain about the massive corruption in government and yet their prescription is more government, more regulation, and more control. Cook County really is an insular, Progressive stereotype come to life.

visions on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

How many of those calls came from Illinois?

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I thought Illinois fixed their economic problems with a big fat tax increase?

cartooner on February 3, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Hey? Why didn’t that work?

/libfreeordie

Chip on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

BTW – Indiana House Democrats really suck and gave their brand a bad name with their walkouts last year and refusal to show-up this year. Good for Indiana, Good for Mitch Daniels, Good for all Hoosiers!

HoosierStateofMind on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Besides, didn’t Daniels propose a VAT in replacement of the personal income tax?

I think it’s because Daniels isn’t a red-meat type of campaigner, and the talk-radio crowd doesn’t like that.

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Daniels only once or twice as far as I remember said he would think about a VAT. Not propose one, but if he were to support it, the VAT would have had to be accompanied by a flat tax.

I agree..:)

PS..Who do you think wins Sunday?..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:15 PM

I don’t think the Pats will be able to cheat their way to a win. :P

As you know I’m all for the other NY team, but I’ll have to go with the Jints. At least it’s NY.

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

And to think IN has to suffer under Mike Pence’s leadership starting Jan 2013. Lucky b**tards!!

WashJeff on February 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM

A few years ago one of my students tried to get a job stocking shelves for a regional grocery store chain. It was a union shop, and he would have had to pay $400 in annual union dues. The job would have paid $6.55 an hour with no benefits.

What in God’s name was that union doing other than padding the pension funds of its bosses at the expense of its most vulnerable workers?

Yay, Mitch!

JimLennon on February 3, 2012 at 1:29 PM

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Besides, didn’t Daniels propose a VAT in replacement of the personal income tax?

I think it’s because Daniels isn’t a red-meat type of campaigner, and the talk-radio crowd doesn’t like that.

Aizen on February 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Exactly. Daniels doesn’t exactly speak with a lot of pizzazz, but he pretty much destroyed Obama’s hour and a half SOTU speech in about 10 minutes.

He is as tough as they come in fighting eco-extremists, he has pristine pro-life credentials (despite the “truce” statement) and has made Indiana a great place to live and do business. He has a 65% approval rating with a reddish-purple electorate.

People here bash Daniels because he doesn’t thump his chest and hurl insults like Newt, but he is an infinitely more reliable conservative than Newt or anyone else in the race, for that matter.

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

LOLz..It should be a good game..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I hope the union thugs throw a HUGE temper tantrum and disrupt the Super Bowl.

It would just bring further attention to their utter irrelevancy.

wildcat72 on February 3, 2012 at 1:37 PM

another small but promising, incremental step in the reform of the USA. Unions are antiquated anyways, long overdue to go the way of the dodo bird.

maineconservative on February 3, 2012 at 1:41 PM

The Count on February 3, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I agree..Daniel’s GOP response speech after Obie’s pep rally was vintage..:)

PS..You are also right in that Daniels is not a grenade thrower and some do not like that..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:41 PM

You watch he will be hailed as the most electable, we will be told he is the best person for our party.

KBird on February 3, 2012 at 1:42 PM

As a proud resident of a Right to Work state, let me welcome all of the workers in Indiana to what is REALLY a worker’s paradise – NOT BEING CONTROLLED BY LEFTIST UNION THUGS AND NOT HAVING YOUR MONEY CONFISCATED IN DUES THAT GO STRAIGHT TO THE D-CRAT SOCIALIST PARTY !

TeaPartyNation on February 3, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Exactly. Daniels doesn’t exactly speak with a lot of pizzazz, but he pretty much destroyed Obama’s hour and a half SOTU speech in about 10 minutes.

Tru dat…His public speaking is to the point, and I agree with most of his positions, but yeah, he doesn’t exactly command attention with his speaking abilities.

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Why would they be calling the gov unless they were looking for some type of gov’t giveaway?

aniptofar on February 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

My first thought as well.

angryed on February 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

BTW – Indiana House Democrats really suck and gave their brand a bad name with their walkouts last year and refusal to show-up this year. Good for Indiana, Good for Mitch Daniels, Good for all Hoosiers!

HoosierStateofMind on February 3, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Every state needs to pass a “fleebagger” law which would:

1. Foreifit the pay of any legislator for TWICE the number of days they fail to show up to a session.
2. Exclude “fleebagger” legislators from counting against quorum if they fail to show up for a vote that 48 hours notice is given for during a session.

Ultimately, I think “fleebaggers” should have their seats declared vacant. If their districts insist on voting for people who won’t show up then they don’t deserve representation.

wildcat72 on February 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

PS..You are also right in that Daniels is not a grenade thrower and some do not like that..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Whatever.

People don’t like that he is boring as hell. You don’t win elections by putting people to sleep. Like it or not in media world we live in, a guy like Mitch Daniels does not get elected president. People don’t tend to vote for the guy who looks and sounds like their insurance agent to the White House. Sorry.

angryed on February 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

If Mitch Daniels still got high, I’d roll a fat one for him.

JohnGalt23 on February 3, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Since when?!

Liberty 5-3001 on February 3, 2012 at 1:51 PM

“I’ve decided to put the entire state of Indiana under investigation.”

-Holder

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Quite plausible. My how the Democratic party has fallen. In the 1960′s they gave us Bobby Kennedy who prosecuted criminals among the union leadership.

Since 2008 the criminals once prosecuted seem to have friends at the AG’s office.

MessesWithTexas on February 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM

angryed on February 3, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I see your point..But I personally like Mitch’s temperment and He also has a very good conservative mind..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on February 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

It’s a shame because Daniels is needed right now. I have no doubt the guy would turn the US economy around in a 180 like Reagan did in the 80′s.

JetBoy on February 3, 2012 at 1:06 PM

An even bigger shame is the size of the egos of Newt and Mitt combined. I’ve seen Mitch speak only once, but he struck me instantly as someone who’s firmly grounded in their principles without loving the mere sound of their own voice. Mitch is an well-needed antidote to the ticket, regardless of who end up as the nominee.

Liberty 5-3001 on February 3, 2012 at 1:56 PM

My state MI should of done this years ago but with Jennifer as Gov no chance Same now with our RINO Rick

Bullhead on February 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Congrats to the state of Indiana, for passing legislation that protects workers rights. No one should ever be forced to pay money to a third party, as a condition of employment.

HarryBackside on February 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

“I’ve decided to put the entire state of Indiana under investigation.”

-Holder

Bishop on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

It would not shock me if The Regime sues Indiana and gets some leftist judge to strink their right to work law down.

Obama is that in bed with the unions, and Holder is that sleazy.

wildcat72 on February 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

With a record like disbanding public unions, a balanced budget, expanding school choice, and getting right to work legislation, why would anyone want this candy-arse RINO running in a federal election
? /sarc off

WashJeff on February 3, 2012 at 1:10 PM

My (cynical) thoughts exactly. Everyone just bitched and moaned about that whole “truce” comment blowing it completely out of proportion to make it seem like he was pro-choice, heaven forbid we were to make this election about Obama’s record as a failure in chief of the economy…some people are just plain deaf to obvious election strategies.

Liberty 5-3001 on February 3, 2012 at 2:02 PM

My state MI should of done this years ago but with Jennifer as Gov no chance Same now with our RINO Rick

Bullhead on February 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you on this one. Rumor has it that Snyder is “working quietly, behind the scenes” to push RTW forward, but all I can say is I’ll believe it when I see it signed into law.

One thing he has done is to somehow affect the trend in challenging unemployment claims. Under Granholm no employer could win one. Ever. It seems that trend has reversed and now the unemployment specialists are challenging every single claim and winning on most of them. I got this info from a small business-owner and I sure hope it’s not just a one-off. If it’s a start to a push for RTW, then good. Not holding my breath, though.

totherightofthem on February 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

East Chicago and Gary are gonna start to look pretty good for Chicagoland businesses.

TMOverbeck on February 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

There are, however, laws against brandishing and armed intimidation. Say you get in an argument with a guy. Things get heated. To settle the argument, you make a point of indicating or emphasizing your possession of a firearm. That’s a crime.

troyriser_gopftw on February 3, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Rightly so. “I have a gun.” Isn’t a way to win an argument, it’s a douche move for people who just want to be known for having a gun.

I live in Indiana, Daniels has got cred with me. All my liberal friends hate him and think RTW is the worst thing that could happen to any employee anywhere. That tells me he’s on the right track.

PXCharon on February 3, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Good for Daniels and Indiana!

However, I must say that I used to travel the state for work and
towns were few and far between and small in population. Many
companies in Chicago have already moved to the northwest portion
of Indiana. Just a stone’s throw from Chicago.

I really liked the people; lots of small manufacturers trying to
make a living. Hopefully, the right to work bill will improve
manufacturing jobs. Although I have seen, since the 80′s when
we were importing everything from Taiwan (now China), manufacturing plants closing all over the country. I am unsure
if they can ever come back.

Amjean on February 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I always liked Mitch. He’s Scott Walker tough.

darwin on February 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Speaking as a Wisconsinite, that is high praise indeed–and I fully agree with that assessment!

Mr. Prodigy on February 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Amjean on February 3, 2012 at 2:31 PM

The little town I live in, and the smallish ones within reach lost 2-3 auto plants a few years ago. I think one Ford, and one GM, plus one for School Busses (Bluebird? I could be wrong.)

There’s a lot of people down here right now scraping by on their personal farms or getting a bit of living money out of trade and craft skills (myself), that have started small Farmers’ markets to aid local economy.

We could use some regular work moving in.

PXCharon on February 3, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Daniels is a quiet killer. It is unfortunate that the fact he is just a plain speaker – not a bad one, but plain speaker, who can talk off teleprompter – isn’t as electable as the One, who is this orator of great renown until you really listen to him and realize he is saying nothing. Mitch tells you what he is thinking. Obama talks to deceive.

What a sorry state of affairs – our first black president, a bombastic historian who likes to pick fights with the media, a tall guy with great hair – not a one of them actually presidential material and that is what we have to choose from.

When we ask why there are no conservatives to pick from (Paul isn’t one) – just remember we get what we deserve. I have decided that our real problems come from the big networks news divisions. FOX is not innocent in this either.

Zomcon JEM on February 3, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Every time something like this comes up I wonder how much of a kickback Boeing got when they chose Chicago over Texas.

cozmo on February 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Yep, that was a bizarre move.

slickwillie2001 on February 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

We need strong republican governors. They are as important as a President.

Fleuries on February 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I really love Daniels. He’s not the most exciting guy ever but he comes off as a genuine person, which is probably because he is, which is probably why he didn’t run.

“Well now that Donald Trump’s spoken, I guess it’s over anyway right?”

That type of wit is under-appreciated by alot of folks.

LukeinNE on February 4, 2012 at 12:19 AM

East Chicago and Gary are gonna start to look pretty good for Chicagoland businesses.

TMOverbeck on February 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Having been born in East Chicago, lived in Hammond, and worked in Gary, I’ll believe it when I see it. For those not familiar with the area, northern Lake County is deep blue and even deeper in the unions’ pockets. While I don’t think the mayors have the authority to override right-to-work at the local level, they might try until being forced to do otherwise in court.

More likely is a group of local mayors will gather together and hold a press conference in which they announce new anti-business “emergency proposals to protect the rights of Northwest Indiana working families after they have been hung out to dry by Gov. Daniels and the Republicans.”

JimLennon on February 4, 2012 at 10:21 AM

dont like working for union shops,dont apply, and be man or woman enough to stand by your convictions and resign!!! republicans will regret giving all the power to management,and their blind support for management and not the average worker. there are many proud republican union members,and all their doing is pushing these supporters out,all for management and profits.

svs22422 on February 4, 2012 at 1:08 PM