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Opening Arguments

Ahead of the curve

Indiana as a possible leader, fancy that:

The scary question for labor leaders is whether other state dominos may follow. The import of Indiana's legislation wasn't lost on neighboring Michigan, where state Republican lawmakers saw the victory as a source of momentum for the cause. Clark Lake Republican Mike Shirkey told Michigan's MLive that the Indiana legislation heralded "winds of change" on the labor landscape and that it could catch on in Arizona and Minnesota, too. So what if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder has declared his opposition, Mr. Shirkey said, "I'll carry it in and put it on my back so it doesn't have to touch his desk."

Outside the Midwest, other states have been on the brink of their own right-to-work legislation.

I dunno. Everybody has also seen how tough it was to get RTW passed here depite humongeous Republican majorities, and they've witnessed the bitterness the issue has created on both sides. My guess is that talk of "momentum" is greatly exaggerated.


Tim Zank
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 9:00pm

While it may not be a LOT of  "momentum" Indiana provides, at least it's a step in the right direction and also a clear case of common sense prevailing.