Ind. union leader promises no Super Bowl skirmish

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The president of Indiana AFL-CIO is promising union members will not disrupt the Super Bowl festivities in Indianapolis after efforts to block right-to-work legislation failed.

Nancy Guyott said Thursday that organized labor will take its fight to the ballot box in November rather than Super Bowl celebrations in downtown Indianapolis this week.

On Wednesday, Gov. Mitch Daniels made Indiana the 23rd state to ban labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees following grueling Statehouse battles and massive union protests.

Union protesters had threatened work slowdowns and traffic jams as an estimated 150,000 tourists flood the city for the game Sunday. Protesters instead plan to hand out anti-right-to-work pamphlets in the Super Bowl village.