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Labor Law Preempts Wis. Union Dues Provision, 7th Circ. Says

Law360 (September 14, 2018, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A split Seventh Circuit ruled Thursday that a provision in Wisconsin's right-to-work law that allows employees to revoke with just 30 days notice their authorization to automatically deduct union dues from their paychecks is preempted by federal labor law, citing U.S. Supreme Court precedent and preemption principles.

The three-judge panel said in its majority opinion that the high court's summary affirmation in Sea Pak v. Indus., Tech. & Prof. Employees, Div. of Nat’l Maritime Union, finding that a "nearly identical state law" was preempted, was controlling...
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Case Title

International Assoc. of Machin v. Ray Allen, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 7th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3950 Constitutionality of State Statutes

Date Filed

January 27, 2017

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