7th Circ. Upholds Wis. Right-To-Work Law

Law360, Springfield (July 13, 2017, 10:30 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law prohibiting agreements that require union membership as a condition of employment and mandate "fair share fees" from nonmembers. 

In a nine-page opinion, the appellate panel wrote that the union plaintiffs — two local affiliates of the International Union of Operating Engineers — had failed to "provide any compelling reason" for the Seventh Circuit to revisit a 2014 ruling that upheld a right-to-work statute in Indiana.

The IUOE plaintiffs had sued in federal court over the 2015 Wisconsin right-to-work law, also known as Act 1, alleging the statute violates federal labor laws and the...

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