Klinker Wants Referendum for Right-To-Work

Jan 9, 2012

Work at the Statehouse in Indianapolis is underway.

Democrats have returned to the House Chamber after preventing the start of the session last week in an effort to block the Right-To-Work bill from moving forward.

Democratic Lafayette-area Representative Sheila Klinker says she is discouraged by the combative nature of the debate.

Klinker wants lawmakers to put the issue on the November ballot as a referendum.

She says this will allow Hoosiers to have a greater voice in determining if Indiana becomes the 23rd Right-To-Work state.

Supporters of the bill say it will make Indiana more welcoming to businesses.

Opponents argue it hurts unions’ bargaining power.