Court upholds 'right to work' law in WI

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

judge banging gavelThe legal and political battle over Wisconsin's right to work law may not yet be over.

A Wisconsin appeals court ruled in favor of the state's right to work law this week, reversing a lower court ruling that struck down the law championed by Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in the state legislature.

"We're certainly pleased with the ruling of the court but we're not surprised," says Mark Mix of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

"Right to work laws have been under legal attack going all the way back to 1949," he says, "and every time they've been under legal attack they have survived."

Mix says "Right to Work" means workers do not have to pay union dues or fees to get or keep a job.

But since unions must represent all employees in an organized workplace, opponents of the law say Right to Work means non-union workers benefit from union representation for free.

"Union officials continue to push whatever mechanism and pull whatever lever they can to maintain their ability to force workers to pay dues just to get or keep a job," says Mix. "At this point it's almost desperation because the number of right to work states across the country is growing (and) support for right to work across the country is going."

The ruling could be appealed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Wisconsin AFL-CIO did not respond to OneNewsNow's request for comment.

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