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Legal News
17 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

The Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday issued a court order [text, PDF] ending an investigation into the 2012 campaign of Governor Scott Walker [official website].The investigation, which was initiated by Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm [official profile], was probing whether the recall campaign had illegally coordinated … [read more]

Legal News
15 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The Republican led Missouri General Assembly [official website] on Wednesday approved a "right to work" bill that would stop workers from being required to be part of a union or pay dues, but the bill did not garner enough votes to overcome a likely veto by Governor Jay Nixon … [read more]

Legal News
11 Mar 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Wisconsin AFL-CIO [union website] and two local labor unions on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit [complaint, PDF] challenging the state's newly enacted "right to work" law [SB 44 materials]. The International Association of Machinists Local Lodge 1061 and the United Steelworkers District 2 [union websites] filed the lawsuit … [read more]

Legal News
9 Mar 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker [official website] on Monday signed [Twitter post] a "right to work" bill [SB 44 materials], making Wisconsin the twenty-fifth state with such a law on the books. The legislation was approved by the Senate [JURIST report] last month and given final approval by the Assembly last … [read more]

Legal News
27 Feb 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The Wisconsin Senate [official website] on Wednesday approved Senate Bill 44 [text], commonly known as the right-to-work bill. In general, the legislation provides that employees cannot be required to join a labor organization. Without financial support, unions are limited in their ability to bargain and recruit new members. Wisconsin … [read more]

Legal News
13 Feb 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The Missouri House of Representatives [official website] on Thursday approved a right-to-work bill [materials] by a vote of 91-64. The bill will now be sent to the Missouri Senate [official website], where it could face a filibuster. Even if the bill is approved by the Senate, Governor Jay Nixon is … [read more]

Legal News
7 Nov 2014
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Indiana Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] the state's right-to-work law [text, PDF], stating it did not violate the state's constitution. The 5-0 decision was from an appeal from the Indiana trial court which declared that two of the statutes provisions violated Article 1 Section … [read more]

Legal News
3 Sep 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the Indiana right-to-work law [text, PDF] is valid under the US Constitution and federal labor laws. The legislation, enacted in February 2012, forbids an employer from requiring the payment of union dues as … [read more]

Legal News
6 Feb 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] On Wednesday, a judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] ruled that a law [text] banning the formation of graduate student unions was unconstitutional. Judge Mark Goldsmith found that the law violates the Michigan constitution's [text] "change of purpose" clause. The law … [read more]

17 Dec 2013
by Kyle Webster

Recently, the Boeing Company and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) underwent a controversial legal battle that eventually resulted in the NLRB dropping the case in 2011. The charge against Boeing, a corporation that designs, manufactures and sells aircraft internationally, was led by Lafe Solomon, then General Counsel of the … [read more]

17 Dec 2013
by Sarah Steers

A report published by the Congressional Research Service in December 2012 acknowledged [PDF] the difficulty of accurately assessing right-to-work laws and the economic outcomes of individual states. The report reviewed studies that focused on the effects of right-to-work laws on job growth and wages, and found that the results of … [read more]

17 Dec 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

During the colonial and revolutionary period of the US, most Americans practiced agriculture. The early US also had a substantial population of laborers, a group that included artisans, indentured servants and slaves. Many laborers resided in the major colonial cities of Philadelphia, New York and Boston, and at times these … [read more]

17 Dec 2013
by Arjun Mishra

Nearly half of US states have adopted labor laws known as right-to-work laws. These laws have recently become established in traditionally union-strong states, and they allow companies to employ individuals without a mandate that the employees be union members. Labor and right-to-work laws have been in the spotlight through ongoing … [read more]

Legal News
10 Dec 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday dismissed [order, PDF] a case dealing with labor law on the grounds that certiorari was improvidently granted. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate §302 … [read more]

Legal News
10 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] A judge for Indiana's Lake County Superior Court ruled [order, PDF] Monday that the state's right-to-work law [HB 1028, PDF] violates the Indiana Constitution [text]. The state law bans unions from receiving compensation from non-union employees to pay for bargaining costs and services. Federal law, however, requires unions to … [read more]

Legal News
16 Aug 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The Michigan Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Michigan's right-to-work law [PA 349 text], applies to civil service employees. PA 349 makes it illegal for employers to require employees to pay union dues, and is viewed by its opponents as a legislative attack on organized … [read more]

Legal News
4 Apr 2013
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] A Michigan state court judge on Wednesday denied a request [video] by Attorney General Bill Schuette [official website] to dismiss a lawsuit filed by organized labor supporters and alleging that the state's new right-to-work laws [SB 0116 materials; HB 4003 materials] were passed in violation of the Michigan Open … [read more]

Professional Commentary
14 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Karla Swift of the Michigan State AFL-CIO argues that the "right to work" laws enacted by the Michigan Legislature in 2012 are unconstitutional and were enacted in violation of Michigan's Open Meeting Act...The Michigan State AFL-CIO is currently pursuing two separate litigation paths challenging the so-called "right … [read more]

Academic Commentary
8 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Theodore J. St. Antoine of the University of Michigan Law School says that although Michigan's right-to-work laws raise several constitutional issues and were adopted under unusual circumstances, the courts will likely uphold the core provisions prohibiting the union shop....One may believe, as I do, that so-called "right-to-work" … [read more]

Legal News
12 Feb 2013
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Michigan State AFL-CIO (MIAFLCIO), the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council [advocacy website] and other labor groups filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] on Monday challenging the state's new "right-to-work" laws, which bar unions from forcing … [read more]

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