Indiana's "Right-To-Work" Law Set for Hearing Next Week

From the Chicago Tribune:

The federal judge who has been asked to block implementation of Indiana’s new “right-to-work” law said on Tuesday he will hold a formal hearing on the request early next week. . . .

Opponents of the “right-to-work” measure claim the law violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution by requiring dues-paying members to furnish free representation to people who refuse to join the union or pay dues, among other things.

Indiana became the 23rd state to pass “right-to-work” legislation on February 1 – and the first in the nation’s manufacturing heartland to do so.

Republican supporters of the law, which bars union contracts from requiring non-union members to pay fees for representation, said it was needed to attract and keep businesses in the state.

Opponents say the measure is designed to hobble organized labor, a key financial supporter of the Democratic Party, and to lower the wages and benefits of Indiana workers.

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