Indiana became a Right-To-Work state in 2012 upon the passing of HEA 1001 (Indiana Code 22-6-6).


Under this legislation, Indiana has opted out of some provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.  The Indiana Right-to-Work law provides that no employer, labor organization, or any person may require an individual to become or remain a member of a labor organization, or pay dues, fees or assessments (or charitable donation substitutes) as a condition of employment, new or continued.


Less than 15% of Blackford County’s industrial sector workforce is unionized.