State appeals court upholds right-to-work law

A unanimous state appeals court today upheld Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, ruling while unions may have to spend resources in representing employees who do not pay them dues, that is not an unconstitutional taking.
Instead, the 3rd District ruled, the right-to-work law only precludes unions from requiring non-members to pay dues for that representation.
“Similarly, Act 1 does not require labor organizations to provide services to anyone,” the court ruled. “Act 1 merely prohibits employers from requiring union membership or the payment of fees as a condition of employment.”
Union attorney Fred...

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