Efforts to advance an anti-labor agenda died in recent weeks in both Indiana and Kentucky
when workers and their allies in statehouses rallied opposition to the
proposals. So-called 'right-to-work' legislation was brought up in both
states. In Indiana, legislative leadership had indicated they wouldn't bring it up for a vote, but a representative moved it as an amendment.
Hard work led to an overwhelming defeat of the measure 65-31. Union
leaders who helped lead the victory said that number overstates their
support. Once legislators realized that they were going to lose and
look bad, many of them switched their votes to the winning side.