Monday, September 9, 2013

Breaking: Right to work struck down in Indiana

Great news! An Indiana judge just ruled the state's right-to-work-for-less law is unconstitutional!!

The Associated Press has the story:
Lake Superior Court Judge John Sedia found that the law wrongly requires unions to represent workers who do not pay dues. Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation to ban the collection of mandatory fees for representation from unions. 
Since then, union lawyers have gone to the courts to try and overturn the law. Sedia issued an order last Thursday declaring the ban on collections and associated criminal penalties unconstitutional. 
A spokesman for Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the state will appeal the ruling directly to Indiana's Supreme Court.
There's no telling whether the judge's ruling will survive the appeal. But for now, it's a victory for workers in Indiana!