Members of the U.S. Supreme Court clashed sharply Monday over the right of public-sector workers to refuse to pay union fees, while the justice who will cast the deciding vote kept silent during an hour-long argument.
The union said Brett Voorhies was re-elected during its three-day convention that wrapped up Wednesday in Indianapolis.
After the justices deadlocked 4-4 in a similar case last year, the high court will consider a free-speech challenge from workers who object to paying money to unions they don't support.
Chuck Jones grabbed headlines in December after he publicly accused then-President-elect Donald Trump of lying about how many jobs he was saving in a deal with furnace and air conditioner maker Carrier Corp.
A First Amendment clash over public sector unions left the justices deadlocked last year after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But union opponents have quickly steered a new case through federal courts.
The union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter challenged the president-elect to back up his claim that a deal with Carrier Corp. would save 1,100 jobs in Indianapolis.
The contract, announced Friday, is the first labor agreement the musicians have approved since 2006 to contain an overall wage increase.
The bill would affect more than 30,000 retired union miners in West Virginia, and tens of thousands more in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Alabama.
Carrier Corp. and United Steelworkers Local 1999 have agreed on a severance package for 1,400 employees who will be displaced when the company moves operations from Indianapolis to Mexico.
The justices divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share" fees covering collective bargaining costs even if they are not members.
Five of the nine justices hinted that they were poised to let government workers refuse to fund the cost of collective bargaining. That step would be a blow to public-sector unions, which account for almost half the country’s unionized workers.
United Auto Workers leaders have approved a proposed contract with General Motors Co. that promises raises, improvements in health care and a hefty signing bonus.
Republic Airways Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that a majority of its 2,100 pilots have approved a new three-year contract, ending a years-long labor dispute that threatened to put the regional airline out of business.
Workers overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract in voting that ended Wednesday night. UAW represents more than 7,000 Fiat Chrysler workers in central Indiana.
The union announced the agreement just after 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, which was the deadline the union had set to reach a new deal or possibly go on strike.
The UAW represents around 40,000 factory workers in the United States. More than 7,000 of those employees work in Kokomo.
On Monday, the two former college football players who now represent the College Athletes Players Association walked into the NCAA's own backyard and stated their case at Indiana's AFL-CIO state convention.
Fiat Chrysler employs about 7,100 UAW workers in Kokomo who voted against the proposed contract by a wide margin.