right-to-work http://wfpl.org en Court Upholds Fines Against Indiana House Democrats Over Labor Bill Protest http://wfpl.org/post/court-upholds-fines-against-indiana-house-democrats-over-labor-bill-protest <p>The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld fines levied by state House Republicans on Democrats for their legislative walkouts over a labor bill.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2011, Indiana House Democrats fled to Illinois to protest a right-to-work bill that also brought union demonstrators into the House gallery, and staged another, shorter walkout in 2012, the year the bill was passed.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:44:27 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5821 at http://wfpl.org Court Upholds Fines Against Indiana House Democrats Over Labor Bill Protest Judge Dismisses Right-to-Work Suit; Appeal Considered http://wfpl.org/post/judge-dismisses-right-work-suit-appeal-considered <p></p><p>Leaders of an Indiana union local say they considering an appeal of a federal judge’s dismissal this week of their suit challenging the state’s right-to-work law enacted last year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Judge Philip Simon in Hammond ruled Thursday that none of the union's arguments against the law could succeed in federal court, although a challenge could still be made in state courts.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:42:22 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3497 at http://wfpl.org Judge Dismisses Right-to-Work Suit; Appeal Considered Nine Companies Promising More Than 2,500 Indiana Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/nine-companies-promising-more-2500-indiana-jobs <p>Nine companies are promising to bring more than 2,500 new jobs to Indiana within the next six years by locating or expanding operations in the state.</p> <p>Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from the companies for Tuesday's announcement at his Statehouse office. He says the companies, ranging from Indianapolis-based Angie's List to an Arizona-based food maker, expect to hire 2,550 new workers by the end of 2018.</p> <p>The companies' plans vary widely.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:57:39 +0000 Rick Howlett 2916 at http://wfpl.org Nine Companies Promising More Than 2,500 Indiana Jobs