“I’m a realist,” Gregg said. “I’m going to have a (Republican) supermajority in both chambers. The right-to-work issue — that was settled two years ago. There is absolutely no way that is going to be repealed.”
When asked if the common wage issue would be on the table if he was elected, he said, “No, none of that stuff is with the numbers we’ve got.”
Those comments came as a surprise to some of the union leaders who are helping to bankroll Gregg’s campaign.
“To be honest with you, I’m a little shocked,” said David Frye, business manager for the Indiana Laborers District Council. His organization spent more than $370,000 on TV ads to combat the common wage repeal effort last year and, along with its affiliates, has contributed more than $450,000 to Gregg’s campaign.It sounds like Gregg is taking his labor vote for granted and is speaking more to the chamber of commerce folks. Is it a winning strategy?