“As we discuss and debate ways to grow our economy, the administration and the members of the Indiana General Assembly must do a better job of ensuring that all Hoosiers are able to share in the wealth that they work each day to create – and that’s what this is intended to do,” she added.
Presented by workers from around the state, the “Workers’ Bill of Rights” includes:
1. The right to a job
We believe that every Hoosier who wants a job should be able to find one and we support policies that create jobs for Hoosiers and all Americans.
2. The right to fair pay
We believe that every Hoosier deserves the right to a job that pays a living wage that can support a family.
3. The right to a safe working environment
We believe that no one’s life or health should be endangered by going to work. We support the implementation and enforcement of the strongest possible provisions for workplace safety.
4. The right to be free from discrimination
We believe in equality in the workplace and therefore support barring all forms of discrimination. Today, we wish to raise awareness of two emerging forms of discrimination that promise to bar a recovery that includes all Hoosiers – discrimination based on credit score and discrimination against those who are unemployed.
5. Right to organize
We believe in the right of every Hoosier to make decisions about his or her representation by a labor organization and, if one is chosen, to guide the decisions of that organization, in a democratic manner and to negotiate with their employer about the terms and conditions of their work to the fullest extent permitted by federal law.
6. Right to economic security
We believe that every Hoosier should have the right to economic security and strongly support measures to guard investments, pensions and other savings products from fraud, mismanagement, or dilution. We also support strong, solvent unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems that replaces lost wages with dignity and dispatch, assisting Hoosiers when they need it most.
7. Right to health care
We believe that every Hoosier deserves access to quality and affordable health care and encourage the members of the General Assembly to protect and promote this fundamental right.
8. Right to a quality education
We believe in a strong and accountable public education system and support measures to strengthen K-12 education, make higher education more affordable and to expand workforce training opportunities.
9. The right to know
We believe that all workers have the right to know how their tax dollars are being spent. We support the publishing of all transactions, contracts and spending online and in real time and including which tax incentives, abatements or other government programs private businesses are accessing.
10. Right to representative government
We believe in a representative government that acknowledges the voices of working people. We support a fair and open redistricting process resulting in effective representation for all Hoosiers, elected leaders making budget and taxing decisions rather than appointed bureaucrats and a robust system of checks and balances.
“The rights we’ve laid out are all basic Hoosier values that will ensure working people in this state have access to greater economic opportunities in the future,” Guyott said. “Indiana and America prospers best not when we pit state against state, Republican against Democrat, business against labor, or neighbor against neighbor. We prosper when we work together to create an economy that works for all – and that’s what this document is all about.”
“We look forward to working with all the members of the general assembly and the governor to make these rights a reality for all Hoosiers,” she added.
That sounds like it came right out of the constitution. Not the US Constitution - the Soviet constitution. So if that's what you believe you are but a plane ride away to enter utopia.
While what you say/ quote may sound good to the uneducated masses claiming these things as a "right" is unsupported and unintended by the US Constitution.