Political Notebook


Fence sitting

Mayor Tom Henry believes the Indiana legislature will devote almost all its efforts to debating right to work legislation, but that does not mean he plans to take sides in the controversy.

In a recent interview Henry said he sees both sides of the issue involving unions and forced dues.

“To come out and say one side is right totally, one side is wrong totally, I’m not going to go that far,” Henry said. “I see some value in each, but I also see the ability to abuse.”

Henry said there have been situations across the country where unions have overstepped, but he said corporations have done the same thing numerous times. He said he was particularly concerned with the gap in pay between regular workers and executives.