Act 10 ruling leads to calls for right to work

MADISON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling upholding Wisconsin's law effectively ending collective bargaining for public workers is leading to a call for the state to pass a right to work law.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the law passed in 2011, while other court challenges are pending.

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Still, National Right to Work Foundation President Mark Mix says the ruling should motivate the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a right to work law like was done in Michigan last month.

He says "No Wisconsin public worker should ever be forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment."

Gov. Scott Walker has said he won't pursue right to work this year.

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