Legislation preventing local governments from banning short-term rentals such as Airbnb failed to garner enough votes to pass on the House floor.
More than 2,000 predominantly union workers and contractors gathered to oppose a bill repealing the common wage law.
House Bill 1019 would eliminate Indiana’s prevailing wage, a mandatory hourly rate that must be paid to laborers on publicly financed construction projects.
Union membership in Indiana has risen for the past two years despite the enactment of the right-to-work law in 2012.
Indiana union membership dropped 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, but union leaders say right to work is not the cause.