Last week we reported that the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation that would make Indiana the 23rd state to adopt a law that prohibits employers from forcing employees to become members of a union or to pay union dues. Today, Governor Mitch Daniels signed the bill into law after it passed the Senate, making Indiana the twenty-third right-to-work state.

Indiana is the first state in the heavily industrialized Midwest “Rust Belt” to have a right-to-work law, and the first state in more than ten years to enact right-to-work legislation.

Click here to read Governor Daniels’ statement regarding the law. We’ll continue to follow and report on this issue as it develops.