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Court declares Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional

Protestors outside the Indiana Capitol building when the "right-to-work" legislation passed earlier this year.
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A judge in Indiana has ruled that that state’s right-to-work law violates a provision in the Indiana constitution -- a provision that bars the delivery of services “without just compensation.”

 
The judge found that the law wrongly requires unions to represent workers who do not pay dues.
 
Indiana became the 23rd state – and the first in the Midwest – to ban the collection of mandatory fees for representation from unions.
 
Rick Pluta, Lansing Bureau Chief for the Michigan Public Radio network, joined us today. He's been covering Michigan’s right-to-work law – which, of course, was passed in December.
 
Listen to the audio above.

 

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