Thursday, December 19, 2013
Ind. Decisions - More on "Lake Co. judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional "
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.The Times' story includes links to both the AG's brief, and to the Lake County Superior Court ruling.
Sedia declared Sept. 5 that because federal law requires unions provide certain bargaining and grievance services to all employees at a unionized workplace, forcing unions to give nonmembers those services free — as mandated by the right-to-work law — violates the Indiana Constitution's guarantee of compensation for services.
On Friday, Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller submitted a 61-page filing to the state's high court, claiming the right-to-work law should be restored because it's not the state compelling exclusive-agency unions to provide bargaining services to nonmembers. * * *
Sedia's order finding the right-to-work law unconstitutional is suspended while his decision is under appeal. The Indiana Supreme Court directly reviews all judicial declarations of unconstitutional laws.
Attorneys representing the plaintiff, the Merrillville-based International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, must submit their response to Zoeller's filing by Feb. 12.
The Indianapolis Star also had a story today.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 19, 2013 08:59 AM
Posted to Ind. Trial Ct. Decisions