In early 2012, Indiana became the first Right-to-Work state in the Midwest. Republican lawmakers pushed the law as a way to attract business to the state. The law prevents workers from having to join a union and pay union dues. Unions in Indiana have been fighting the law ever since its passage. Earlier this year, a judge in Democratic-leaning Northwest Indiana ruled the law unconstitutional which was appealed by the Indiana Attorney General. Late last week, the Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments from attorneys on both sides of the debate. WBEZ’s Michael Puente has been following this issues since its inception and joins us from our Northwest Indiana Bureau to bring us up to speed on the latest.
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