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Right-to-work Law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, is urging the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold Lake Superior Judge John Sedia's ruling that portions of the state's 2012 right-to-work law are unconstitutional.

February 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has begun receiving written arguments over whether Lake Superior Judge John Sedia correctly ruled the state's 2012 right-to-work law unconstitutional.

December 18, 2013 5:30 pm Related

State judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional

HAMMOND | A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, but the decision doesn't mark the end of a legal battle over the measure.

September 09, 2013 8:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

Labor Day is about celebrating workers, not union bosses. But as union bosses rush for face time to show they “stand with workers,” what is often forgotten on Labor Day is why 93 percent of private-sector workers have chosen not to stand with a union – bringing union membership to a historical low.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unions' relevance is up to unions

Organizational survival requires changing with the times. Unions in America have reached that stage – forced to transform to try to halt a steadily declining membership base and to more effectively serve their customers. It’s up to them to make their membership attractive and valuable to its…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The ethical case for right-to-work

GUEST COMMENTARY: The ethical case for right-to-work

Suppose a bare majority of the eateries in your town forces all the others into a dues-imposing “restaurant association” that fixes prices, hours and terms of service for all of them.

October 11, 2012 12:00 am
Much ado about dues

Much ado about dues

Concerns about how Indiana's right-to-work law will apply to new labor agreement provisions has grounded talks between a Merrillville union and a group of local roofing contractors.

July 13, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

No resolution on tap in roofers' strike

After more than a month of failed talks, a Merrillville-based roofers' union and a group of roofing contractors have yet to resolve their differences in efforts to reach a new labor agreement.

July 02, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

Roofing job assist rankles union on strike

EAST CHICAGO | While most members of a local roofing union are on strike, area roofing contractors said Thursday they're using an all-hands-on-deck approach to help a Hammond-based firm finish one of its important projects.

June 14, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Strike tactics cross line, roofing company owner says

Strike tactics cross line, roofing company owner says

It has been more than a week since members of a Merrillville-based union went on strike following an impasse in contract negotiations with local contractors.

June 10, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Union is right, but it's also wrong

MARK KIESLING: Union is right, but it's also wrong

First off, let me go on the record as being against the new Indiana right-to-work law.

April 11, 2012 12:00 am
Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

Labor officials setting up RTW complaint rules

The Indiana Department of Labor has adopted preliminary rules establishing the procedure for handling alleged violations of the state's new right-to-work law.

March 23, 2012 10:30 am Related

Union withdraws motion in RTW suit

An Illinois-based union has dropped its request for a judge to block a part of the law that made Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state.

March 05, 2012 9:00 pm

Unions reviewing possible legal challenges to right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | Labor leaders have been quietly reviewing Indiana's new right-to-work law but are mum on whether they will go to court to try to stop the law before its main provision takes effect March 14.

February 12, 2012 10:00 pm

Portage council pledges to continue union support

PORTAGE | There are three things that equalize people in this nation — our form of government, "Sam Colt's pistol" and labor unions, Councilman Ted Uzelac said.

February 08, 2012 6:00 pm

Labor says 'right-to-work' impact too soon to gauge

Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions. A few are convinced unions will remain active parts of Hoosier workplaces.

February 06, 2012 3:30 am

Labor says RTW impact too soon to gauge

Opinions vary among labor leaders and attorneys on the impact a right-to-work law will have on Northwest Indiana unions.

February 01, 2012 6:00 pm
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