TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Right to work is no longer legislation in Indiana it's now law. Starting this week the controversial legislation officially goes into effect.
We spoke with the head of the IBEW 725 electric workers union, Todd Thacker, to find out what this means for them.
The IBEW says their contract with their workers runs through November 2013; so they won't have to change until then.
But we were also told that several of the building trades got together before yesterday's deadline to extend their contracts. That means some of the local trades won't have to comply for another 3 or 5 years.
In the meantime, local workers say their only course of action is in the political arena.
"Remember in November' is kinda the theme we are looking at. It hasn't come out official (it's kinda)our battle cry like ‘Remember the Alamo.' We now have a date and we now have an issue, we can now galvanize our base," Thacker said.
While union workers say this law will drive down wages for workers. Those in favor say they've already had calls from prospective businesses that want to move to Indiana.
A Terre Haute fire department worked to make Christmas a little brighter for some Wabash Valley kids.
THPD says they're working 11 counterfeit bill cases, with most coming within the last month.
The Vincennes Police Department is asking for help identifying suspects and the vehicle used in a burglary on Sunday evening.
The future of the Terre Haute Rex Baseball is being called the start of a new beginning. Tuesday the new owners of the Rex introduced themselves to a nice crowd at the Clabber Girl in downtown Terre Haute.
A Terre Haute man learned his sentence Tuesday after he admitted to killing his brother.
A man charged in connection to his accomplice’s death is not heading to prison.