Today, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled against Local 150 in its challenge of Indiana’s “right to work” law. The ruling centered around the Court’s assertion that unions can choose not to represent non-members, which is false.
President James M. Sweeney made the following statement in response to the ruling:
“We are deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling. We maintain our commitment that this “right to work” law forces Local 150 and other unions in Indiana to provide services without compensation. The Court’s decision centered on its ruling that unions can form “members only” bargaining units, which we know through decades of legal precedent to be unlawful. Because this decision is based on what we firmly believe to be a misinterpretation of federal law, we will consider petitioning the United States Supreme Court to hear this case.”