Ind. Right-To-Work Law Stifles Union Speech, 7th Circ. Told

Law360, Chicago (September 12, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A construction union pressed the Seventh Circuit on Thursday to revive its challenge to an Indiana law that prohibits requiring union membership or union dues as a condition of employment, one week after an Indiana judge found the statute violated the state’s constitution.

The Indiana Right to Work Act — signed into law Feb. 1, 2012 — is not only preempted by the National Labor Relations Act but also runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s free speech protections by cutting off membership dues that unions need...
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