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Chamber doesn't use same right-to-work principle

Lake Superior Court Judge John Sedia's recent ruling, that Indiana's right-to-work law is an unconstitutional effort to force labor unions to provide services without just compensation, reminded me of a telephone conversation I had with a person at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce last year.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to review Lake right-to-work decision

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to review Lake right-to-work decision

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed documents with the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday appealing a Sept. 5 Lake County judge's ruling that the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 12, 2013 12:05 pm Related
Pelath pessimistic judge's right-to-work ruling will be upheld

Pelath pessimistic judge's right-to-work ruling will be upheld

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, believes the Indiana Supreme Court likely will overturn a Lake County judge's finding that Indiana's right-to-work law is unconstitutional, and he wants the General Assembly to repeal the law.

September 10, 2013 11:20 am Related
What does future hold for labor unions?

What does future hold for labor unions?

Union protestors march outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis on Feb. 24, 2011, to oppose right-to-work legislation. Now that Indiana is a right-to-work state, what does that mean for unions?

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Opposing gay marriage hurts pro-business reputation

RICH JAMES: Opposing gay marriage hurts pro-business reputation

Remember former Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Republican majority in the House and Senate talking about how making Indiana a right-to-work state would have employers pouring across the state line?

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.

June 18, 2013 10:19 pm Related
Conservative group to demand lawmakers approve Pence income tax cut

Conservative group to demand lawmakers approve Pence income tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | A debate between leaders of the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Republican Gov. Mike Pence over whether Indiana can afford Pence's campaign promise to reduce the state's income tax rate by 10 percent is about to go public in a big way.

March 07, 2013 7:00 pm

GOP senators seek constitutional amendment on union elections

INDIANAPOLIS | Having prevailed last year in putting right-to-work into state law, some Republican senators now want to amend the Indiana Constitution to make it even more difficult for labor unions to organize.

January 23, 2013 5:30 pm Related

Teamsters members say union calculates dues structure unfairly

MUNSTER | Pepsi Beverages Co. transport driver Tom Albano said he's had no problem paying dues to unions during more than 30 years working in the steel and transportation industries.

January 12, 2013 6:00 pm

State sets economic development records

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency put a big exclamation point on its job creation record under Gov. Mitch Daniels by attracting more businesses to Indiana in 2012 than in any prior year.

January 04, 2013 10:30 pm

Chief Justice urges lawmakers to compromise on walkout fines

INDIANAPOLIS | The eyebrow-raising moments that have accompanied Indiana's becoming a right-to-work state continued Thursday at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Brent Dickson all but demanded House Republicans and Democrats settle their dispute over walkout fines before the court does.

January 03, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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December 17, 2012 12:00 am
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December 16, 2012 12:00 am

Record number of businesses set to locate, expand in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's economic development agency has signed more deals this year with companies looking to relocate or expand in Indiana than in any of its eight prior years of existence.

November 28, 2012 11:30 am

Indiana House Democrats set for leadership fight

INDIANAPOLIS | A dramatically shrunken caucus of Indiana House Democrats will decide Thursday whether their leadership looks to the future or the past.

November 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Judge rules RTW legal challenge can proceed

Lake Circuit Judge George Paras ruled Tuesday the United Steelworkers' lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's right-to-work law can proceed.

October 18, 2012 7:30 pm

Top Dem warns of 'unwritten' GOP agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | State Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker is warning Hoosiers that re-electing Republican majorities to the Indiana House and Senate will lead to divisive new laws on controversial social issues.

October 08, 2012 8:15 pm

Area senator to lead cooperative effort on labor, economic development

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana state senator has been chosen by the National Conference of State Legislatures to lead its work on state-level employment and business issues.

October 03, 2012 6:00 pm
Rules for right-to-work complaints set to take effect

Rules for right-to-work complaints set to take effect

INDIANAPOLIS | The procedures the Indiana Department of Labor will follow to investigate complaints under the state's right-to-work law take effect Wednesday.

September 11, 2012 2:30 pm Related
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Rules for right-to-work complaints

September 11, 2012 1:54 pm
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