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Indiana's Right-to-Work Law Unconstitutional: Judge

But Republicans think state Supreme Court will overturn ruling

(Newser) - The latest in the contentious battle over Indiana's right-to-work law: A judge has ruled the law unconstitutional, and the state attorney general's office says it will appeal directly to the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indianapolis Star reports. Last year, Indiana became the 23rd US state to ban mandatory... More »

Union Nostalgia Won't Cut It in Modern World

Charles Krauthammer: Lower wages better than unemployment

(Newser) - It might be "shocking" that Michigan of all places is now a right-to-work state , but it was also "inevitable," writes Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post . Expect the rest of the Rust Belt to follow suit, because while it's nice to look back fondly on the... More »

Emboldened, Right-to-Work Group Eyes New States

But other GOP governors seem leery of inviting controversy

(Newser) - The success of right-to-work legislation in Michigan has emboldened the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to try to work the same anti-union magic in yet more states, the group's president tells the Washington Post . "If Michigan can do it, then I think everybody ought to think... More »

Unions Vow Revenge in Right-to-Work Fight

Laws headed for court battle, 2014 showdown

(Newser) - The battle has just begun over Michigan's newly passed right-to-work laws, labor leaders vowed today. Opponents of the law have already filed two lawsuits against it, the Detroit News reports, and they intend to make it the centerpiece of the 2014 election, which will see all the state's... More »

Right-to-Work Becomes Law in Michigan

Thousands protest in Lansing

(Newser) - It's a huge day for labor in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a pair of right-to-work bills that make it illegal to require the payment of union dues in order to work, the Detroit Free Press reports. The state's House of Representatives passed the bills earlier today.... More »

Michigan Protesters Fight With Christmas Carols

'Frosty the Snowman' turns into song against right-to-work bill

(Newser) - Protesters descended on a Michigan mall yesterday wearing festive scarves and fake reindeer antlers and singing what appeared to be Christmas carols ... but instead of the lyrics you remember from "Frosty the Snowman," they were singing lines like, "Rick-y Snyder knew he couldn't get his way... More »

Anti-Union Bill Triggers Protests at Michigan Capitol

Troopers use pepper spray as governor pushes right-to-work legislation

(Newser) - Wisconsin all over again? The nation's newest fight over unions is now under way in Michigan, reports Reuters . Republican Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that he hopes to have right-to-work legislation—making the payment of union dues voluntary—in place by the end of the year. The measure passed... More »

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