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Gov. Walker: SCOTUS union due ruling reinforces legality of Act 10

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker said a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday reinforces the legality of the Act 10 provision in which most public employees no longer have to pay union dues.

Monday's ruling applied to home care workers in Illinois.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said it was not immediately clear whether it would have a direct impact on Wisconsin unions dues requirements.

The Republican Walker signed a host of bargaining limits into law in 2011. They've been held up in the federal courts.

The State Supreme Court has yet to decide whether the Act 10 provisions apply to local government and public school unions.

State Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson calls Monday's ruling "anti-worker." He said it limits the freedom to organize for "fair wages and safe working conditions."

Larson said the ban on required union dues "negatively impacts" communities throughout Wisconsin and the nation.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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