Governor Chet Culver says he has not heard of a single business being "scared away" by pro-union legislation to be debated in the Iowa House and Senate.
The Des Moines Register has reported some companies looking to expand in Iowa are reconsidering because of the so-called "Fair Share" bill which requires non-union members to pay fees to the union that’s organized on their worksite. Culver says Iowa’s a "business-friendly" place.
Culver says he’s seen studies by the national chamber of commerce that show Iowa in the top ten in some key business-friendly economic indicators, like workman’s compensation claims and unemployment claims. A public hearing will be held Wednesday night at the statehouse on the controversial proposal to alter Iowa’s labor laws.