Union says right-to-work laws equivalent to slavery; NRTW says unions want monopoly
PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – One of the more controversial labor law initiatives in modern times – the right-to-work law – is fraught with confusion and contention.
Union opponents have termed right to work laws as immoral, illegal and unconstitutional. Indeed one union, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 (IUOE), filed suit against the state of Indiana claiming the state’s newly enacted law was tantamount to slavery.
“The right-to-work law in Indiana forces Local 150 and other unions to provide identical services to workers whether or not they pay dues,” said Ed Maher, communications director for IUOE Local 150. Continue reading “Union says right-to-work laws equivalent to slavery; NRTW says unions want monopoly”