INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's House of Representatives are set to decide whether voters should make the call on contentious right-to-work legislation.
The House scheduled a vote Tuesday on the referendum proposal along with other amendments to the bill. Supporters of the proposal to ban unions from collecting mandatory representation fees from workers have struggled to push the measure through the House so far because of periodic boycotts by House Democrats.
Tuesday's vote comes out of a truce Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and Democratic House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer negotiated last week. Bauer agreed to end Democratic boycotts in return for a guarantee lawmakers would decide whether to put the right-to-work issue on the ballot.
If the measure wins approval Tuesday it would set the stage for a final vote in the House.