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Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right-to-Work Law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees.
The ruling issued Thursday reverses a Lake County judge's ruling that the 2012 law violates the Indiana constitution because the state was requiring a union to provide services without just compensation. The law bars unions from requiring non-members to pay representation fees. 
Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers had argued federal labor law required it to represent all employees in a bargaining unit, not just those who chose to join the union. However, the opinion written by Justice Brent Dickson said that wasn't the case and occurs only when a union chooses to be an exclusive bargaining agent.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld the Indiana law in September.

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