The state of Indiana wanted a judge to throw out a union challenge to the state's right-to-work law but that wont happen. Lake Circuit Judge George Paras says that suit brought by the United Steelworkers can proceed.
The union argues the law violates a clause in the Indiana constitution barring demands for services from someone without just compensation. The law makes it illegal for unions to require dues or other fees as a condition of employment.
Deputy Attorney General Kenneth Joel said that the states positions is that the right-to-work law doesn't require the union to do anything and that federal law places the burden on unions to fairly represent all members of a bargaining unit.