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Union Says Right To Work Is Unconstitutional


The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 wants a federal judge to dismiss the new Right to Work law.


Spokesman Ed Maher says they filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Hammond Wednesday. Maher says the suit names Governor Mitch Daniels, Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Labor Commissioner Lori Torres. Maher says several parts of the new law are unconstitutional and conflict with decades of federal labor law. Maher says Right to Work forces unions to provide service for no compensation.

He says that's one of several counts named in the actual suit. Maher says the suit names the Governor, Attorney General and Labor Commissioner because they administer laws and set policy in Indiana. Maher says they expect to testify soon in court, but isn't sure about court dates since the suit has just been filed.

» Indiana Senate Gives Final Approval to Right-to-Work (2-1-12)
» Senate Panel Sends Right-to-Work to Floor for Final Vote (1-30-12)
» Indiana House Approves Controversial Right to Work Bill (1-25-12)
» Indiana House Paralyzed Again (1-24-12)
» House Rejects Referendum for Right-to-Work, Setting Stage for Final Vote (1-23-12)
» Right-to-Work Debate Finally Begins (1-23-12)
» House Democrats Slated to Return Monday (1-23-12)
» Senate Opens Debate on Right-to-Work, Rejects Referendum Plan (1-20-12)
» Democrats Recraft RTW Referendum, Say They'll Return Monday (1-20-12)
» Judge Rules on Fines Against House Democrats (1-19-12)
» House Paralyzed for Third Straight Day (1-19-12)
» House Republicans Levy Fines on Absent Democrats (1-18-12)
» Bosma Threatens Fines As House Democrats Walk Out Again (1-17-12)
» Small Compromise on Right to Work (1-13-12)
» Union Workers March Through The Snow (1-12-12)
» Thaw in Relations in Indiana House (1-11-12)
» Daniels Makes Right-to-Work Pitch in State of the State Address (1-10-12)
» House Democrats Stage Another Boycott (1-10-12)
» Senior Groups Blast Right To Work (1-10-12)
» Contentious Commitee Hearing on Right to Work Bill (1-10-12)
» House Democrats' Walkout Ends (1-9-12)
» Democratic Leaders Hold Right-to-Work Hearing in Fort Wayne (1-8-12)
» House Democrats' Caucus Chair Quits Post Over Walkout (1-6-12)
» Senate Panel Approves Right-to-Work Bill (1-6-12)
» Democratic Representative Speaks on Right-to-Work (1-6-12)
» Why Is "Right-To-Work" So Controversial? (1-5-12)
» House Still Paralyzed As Democrats Continue Boycott (1-5-12)
» Another Session, Another Walkout (1-4-12)
» Daniels Outlines Final Legislative Agenda (12-16-11)
» Daniels Weighs Political Impact of Right-to-Work (12-12-11)
» Governor Not Weighing in Yet on Right to Work Bill (11-21-11)
» GOP Leaders Will Push Right-to-Work Bill (11-21-11)
» State Senator Speaks on Indiana Becoming a Right-to-Work State (11-15-11)
» Study Panel Recommends Right-to-Work Law (10-26-11)


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