Union losses spread to Lake County IN political corruption
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#1 Feb 5, 2012
I have a dream that one day, the last Indiana corruption / union stronghold (Northwest Indiana), will also wake up and realize what the rest of the world already knows and that is that political and labor corruption there are slowly but surely branding it's residents as the laughing stock of the world. There is still hope northwest Indianians! VOTE REPUBLICAN :)
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters)- A small group of about 50 activists marched to Lucas Oil Stadium where the Super Bowl will be played later on Sunday to peacefully protest Indiana's new anti-union "right-to-work" law.
Indiana on Wednesday became the 23rd state in the nation and the first in the U.S. industrial heartland to adopt a law allowing workers to avoid paying union dues at unionized businesses.
Supporters led by Indiana's Republican Governor Mitch Daniels have said it was necessary to attract jobs to the state. Critics including Democrats and unions called it "union busting" and have said it would lead to lower wages.
The small group of protesters walked peacefully the five blocks from downtown Indianapolis to the stadium, although the demonstrators were heckled along the route by some of the people they passed.
"I think they need to get jobs," said Jess Eichler, who was visiting Indianapolis from Baltimore, Maryland.
By mid-afternoon, the protest had reached the stadium, where security is tight ahead of Sunday's National Football League championship game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. They dispersed into the growing crowds of football fans without incident.
The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor federation, released a statement last week saying it did not "plan nor condone any attempts to disrupt the Super Bowl."
(Writing by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Greg McCune)
Saint John, IN
#2 Feb 18, 2012
No cares about your dream.Ill vote for the best person!
#3 Feb 23, 2012
I agree...even the most corrupt republicans can't hold a match to Lake County democratic corruption. Being from the region all my life, I've never voted for a republican before but under the circumstances...it seems like the only chance, we who care about our community, have to reduce the corruption in northwest IN...particularly Lake County.
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