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April 23, 2012

Union Sues State of Indiana, Citing... Slavery

These ladies have been enslaved.

In a lawsuit against three Indiana government officials, a labor union alleged on Wednesday that its constitutional rights under the Thirteenth Amendment — which outlawed “slavery” and “involuntary servitude” — are violated whenever its members are forced to work alongside nonunion employees.

[A]n amended complaint filed on Wednesday added a Thirteenth Amendment claim as well. The new lawsuit suggests that when nonunion employees earn higher salaries and better benefits because of the union’s negotiation on behalf of its members, the union has been forced to work for those nonunion employees for free.

You know, I'd like to explore this notion that if a law requires one to labor for the benefit of another, it constitutes illegal, unconstitutional slavery under the 13th Amendment.


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