by Kate Childs Graham | February 03, 2012
Days before the Super Bowl – a game played by union members, with a halftime show performed by union members, with commercials created by union members, in a stadium built by union members – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made Indiana a right-to-work-for-less state. Not only is the bill he signed unjust and unfair to union workers, it will also lower wages, reduce benefits and shrink pensions.
The irony of enacting such an anti-union law days before such a pro-labor event was not lost on Twitter users:
On Sunday, when you tune in to watch the biggest sporting event of the year, be sure to raise a pint to the union workers who made it possible. And on Monday, let us all continue to beat back right-to-work-for-less legislation in Indiana and across the country.