Union challenges Indiana right-to-work law

An attorney for a union challenging Indiana's new right-to-work law says he's perplexed by the state's opposition to his motion to file an amended complaint.

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 attorney Dale Pierson said Wednesday the first three pages of the state's eight-page filing argue the claims and the relief being sought are the same as those in the original lawsuit filed Feb. 22. The state filed its arguments Tuesday.

Pierson says the union didn't intend to try to change any of the original arguments. He says the union amended the lawsuit only to add two arguments: to challenge how the state defines an employee and to argue the right-to-work law violates the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude.

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