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Judge denies stay after right-to-work ruling

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A northwest Indiana judge has rejected a request by the Indiana attorney general's office that he put on hold his order striking down the state's right-to-work law until the state Supreme Court rules on a similar case.

Lake County Judge George Paras' order was posted on the court docket Wednesday after being issued last week, the Times of Munster reported.

Attorney General's Office spokesman Bryan Corbin told The Associated Press that it hasn't received the order but that the office plans to file a new motion for a stay with the Indiana Supreme Court. Corbin said to avoid inconsistency, the trial court should wait for the Supreme Court to rule.

Paras determined the law violates the state constitution by forcing unions to provide services to workers without payment.

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  • Right to Work
    By the way, the right to work law is intended to prevent forced union membership, not as a way to keep workers in bondage as you make it sound, Italiano. If union leadership would spend all of their funding on the workers, who they are supposed to be representing, instead of trying to buy political favor and living lavish lifestyles as a result of the forced membership, this law would never had been necessary.
  • Why do you live here, Italiano?
    Unions once served a noble purpose before greed and apathy took over. Now most unions are just as bad or even worse than the ills they sought to correct. I don't believe I have seen a positive comment posted by you. If you don't like the way things are done here, why do you live here? It would seem a more liberal environment like New York or California would suit you better?
  • Union Bias
    "Paras determined the law violates the state constitution by forcing unions to provide services to workers without payment." What about workers right to not be forced to buy into the union or support the union's politics?
  • hmmm?
    If you want to be in a union, it's your right. However if you work in a public sector where my tax dollars pay for your salary and benefits, then no, you can not unionize and strike/picket / walk out for more money.
  • Everyone...
    Everyone should have the right to work.
  • Make them peons
    The "right to work" law is a means to keep workers in their place. Keep wages low and make certain the poor have little chance vto improve their condition. That's the Indiana way.

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