Skip to comments.Union Sues Indiana Governor; Claims Right-To-Work Law Enforces Slavery
Posted on 04/30/2012 5:41:31 AM PDT by MichCapCon
An Indiana union suing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels over right-to-work legislation is claiming that it violates the 13th amendment the law that outlaws slavery.
In the lawsuit, the union claims that the Indiana right-to-work bill "requires dues-paying union members to work alongside non-union personnel," which the union contends is slavery.
Ed Maher, spokesman for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150, didnt return a message left on his office phone.
Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said the unions claim was ridiculous.
"The legal argument expands the definition of chutzpa," Wright said. "Compulsory membership and coerced dues and fees are the hallmarks of the union movement, yet they claim that giving workers more choice is an act of enslavement."
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed its lawsuit Feb. 22 against Indianas governor, attorney general and labor commissioner.
Vincent Vernuccio, labor policy counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said it was insulting to invoke slavery into the debate on right-to-work.
Its insulting to the great civil rights leaders to compare the new forced unionism movement to what civil rights leaders went through in the 1950s and 1960s, Vernuccio said. "In reality, it is workers who dont have the ability to say no and keep their jobs in the forced-unionization states.
Right-to-work laws prohibit employers and unions from entering into contracts that make workers financial support of the union a condition of employment. There are 23 states with right-to-work laws.
War is peace, freedom is slavery...
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I preferred slavery and chose to be a scab. Difference in pay?? NO UNION DUES FOR ME.
I drove my union steward nuts by calling dues “union tax”.
“...the union claims that the Indiana right-to-work bill “requires dues-paying union members to work alongside non-union personnel,” which the union contends is slavery.”
This is one of the most ridiculously stupid claims I’ve ever heard!
If there were any common sense left in the legal community in this country, the result of this lawsuit would be that the court would find forced union shops illegal under the 13th.
It’s exactly the opposite. There are slave states, and free states, and the states with right to work laws are the free ones.
Union dues hard at work. ;-)
Ahhhhhhh, but YOU speak with common sense.....unlike the union types.
Paying union dues against your will is not slavery?
As usual the progressives project their true intentions onto others so that when they get caught doing it they can say “They did it first so we had to do it too”.
The Sixteenth Amendment (Income Tax) is the Reimplementation of Slavery Amendment.
Throw the case out by denying anyone standing. It’s what obamamajudges do.
Wrong: Forced unionization is SLAVERY! I have only contempt for these people (union bosses).
Simple test. If you can quit you are not a slave. Don’t like right to work just move to one of those big blue pro union stats. Of course good luck finding a job there.
Throw in the towel, guys, you've lost.
...and forcing membership is not slavery? What about the first amendment freedom of association?
What about self determination?
This particular union must be desperate for dues money.
this is an intimidation suit message.
Sanction not only the union, but the lawyers who filed the case. The federal rules provide for this.
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