Lake County Judge Rules Indiana Right To Work Unconstitutional

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Lake County Judge Rules Indiana Right To Work Unconstitutional

September 9, 2013 Updated Sep 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (21Alive) - A Northwest Indiana judge deemed Monday the state's Right To Work Law unconstitutional.

Lake County Superior Court judge John Sedia rules Right To Work illegally requires unions to represent workers who do not pay dues; and therefore violates Article I, Section 21 of the Indiana Constitution, which reads "No person's particular services shall be demanded, without just compensation."

Attorney General Greg Zoeller, R-Ind., will reportedly appeal Sedia's ruling to the Indiana Supreme Court.

The Indiana General Assembly passed the Right To Work law in February of 2012, which bans unions from companies from collecting mandatory fees from non-union workers. Twenty-two other states have enacted similar legislation.

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