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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:55 PM

Judge dismisses Ind. right-to-work law challenge

Source: Associated Press

Judge dismisses Ind. right-to-work law challenge
January 17, 2013 | Modified: January 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by union members challenging Indiana's right-to-work law that was enacted last year.

U.S. District Court Judge Philip Simon in Hammond ruled that none of the union's arguments against the law could succeed in federal court, although a challenge could still be made in state courts.

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed the lawsuit last year trying to block the law, which bans contracts between companies and unions that require workers to pay union representation fees. The legislative fight over the Republican-backed law led to boycotts by Democratic lawmakers during the 2011 and 2012 sessions.

The union argued in the lawsuit that the right-to-work law contains multiple violations of both the state and federal constitutions, including a contention that the law interferes with the union's free speech rights by stifling the collection of money that helps pay for its political speech.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 11:17 PM

1. Wow...

 

That some shit

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:12 AM

2. I don't get how this works

If a company contracts with a union to do a job for certain wages, working conditions and benefits, how does a nonunion member get the same deal? There is no contract with those folks, so wouldn't they all have to negotiate individually? Good luck with that.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:19 AM

4. They don't. They get something for nothing.

"Right-to-work" has the effect of weakening unions by cutting off the financial support through mandatory union dues.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:52 AM

3. ugh...not really surprised, though...

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