Democratic precinct leaders for Indiana Senate District 4 have selected Rodney Pol Jr., of Chesterton, to replace state Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, in the Indiana Senate.
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(The Center Square) – The Indiana General Assembly passed a law in the spring clarifying teachers have the right to leave a union at any time during the year, and to stop paying all dues.
Flight attendants' and teachers' unions whose members are on the front lines of disputed COVID safety protocols are ardent enforcers of mask mandates for the public but do not require their members to get vaccinated. Such inoculation is widely acknowledged as the most effective measure in stopping the spread of the highly infectious new Delta variant, while masking is viewed as of secondary importance and many are highly skeptical of its effectiveness and critical of its inconvenience.
(The Center Square) – Organized labor spent more than $1.8 billion on political activity and lobbying in the U.S. during the 2020 election cycle, according to a new study published by the National Institute for Labor Relations Research (NILRR). The majority of the money spent by labor, $1.4 billion, came straight from union dues taken from workers who can legally be fired if they refuse to fund union activities, the institute reports.
(The Center Square) – A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board means employees at an Indiana concrete company are stuck with their current union bosses as their monopoly bargaining representative.
Union truck drivers, route drivers, merchandisers, and other delivery personnel working at the Pepsi bottling plant in Munster are going on strike Monday after rejecting the company's final contract offer.
U.S. Rep. Frank J. Mrvan is taking his pitch for the American Jobs Plan directly to the Northwest Indiana union workers who stand to benefit most from the federal infrastructure program.
(The Center Square) - One of the nation’s top labor and teachers unions is debating whether to call for the mandatory vaccination of all children before returning to school. The organization already this week has agreed to support and lead campaigns to advance critical race theory.
A new Indiana law making it more complicated for Hoosier teachers to have union dues voluntarily deducted from their paychecks was partially blocked by U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker.