Lawmakers in Indiana say that they will introduce legislation that will make the state right-to-work. Right-to-work laws prohibit union contracts at private employers from requiring employees to pay dues or fees. Employees at a unionized workplace are covered under the collective bargaining agreement and receive union services, but would not have to pay. Lawmakers in Maine, Michigan, Missouri and other states have also introduced similar legislation, and 22 states already have such laws. Supporters of the legislation say that Indiana is at a disadvantage when it comes to jobs, and that this law will help economic development. Opponents of the bill say that they will fight against the bill, similar to protests in Wisconsin and Ohio early last year.