The Indiana House was set to convene this morning (Feb. 22) and take action on the right-to-work bill, but only two of the 40 Democrats showed up.
The Times of Northwest Indiana reported State Representative Terri Austin, (D-36), said the Democrats were in a party meeting reviewing proposed amendments to pending legislation. House speaker Brian Bosma hopes to reconvene the session this afternoon.
If Democrats stay out of the chamber all day, House Bill 1468, which would make it illegal for workers to have to pay fair share fees in a union shop, would likely die.
A House committee approved the right-to-work proposal Monday, but the committee report with that approval needs to be accepted by the full House today if the measure is to get a vote by Friday’s final vote deadline for House bills.