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Indiana is poised to become the first right-to-work state in more than a decade after the Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Wednesday banning unions from collecting mandatory fees from workers.
Indiana's House Democrats prevented the chamber from doing any business Wednesday and the party's leader said it will continue stalling until certain demands are met over a Republican right-to-work bill that Democrats used a five-week boycott to block last year.
Indiana's House speaker Tuesday promised swift action to make his state the first in more than a decade to ban labor contracts that require employees to pay union fees.
The government has opened a preliminary investigation into reports of stalling engines in more than 43,000 Toyota Highlander hybrids.
"This announces, especially in the Rust Belt, that we are open for business here," Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said of the right-to-work proposal that would ban unions from collecting mandatory representation fees from workers.
"It is the No. 1 jobs issue that we can address this session and the No. 1 issue is jobs," Mr. Bosma said.