Indiana’s operating engineers’ union has filed a suit against the state’s new right-to-work law. Among other counts in the lawsuit, they allege that providing union-negotiated benefits to non-union workers toiling alongside union members violates the 13th Amendment. That is, because non-unionized workers aren’t paying dues in exchange for the union’s negotiations, union workers are being enslaved.
By Michael P. Tremoglie, Legal Newsline The International Union of Operating Engineers on April 18 amended the complaint of their previously filed lawsuit that asks a court to invalidate Indiana’s newly enacted right-to-work law. Th... Read Post
The union is arguing that non-union members in right-to-work Indiana get the benefit of union contracts without being union members (when the union negotiates a contract it typically applies to all employees even if they’re not unio... Read Post