Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has upheld Wisconsin's right-to-work law.The law prohibits businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers to pay union dues. Unions maintain the law enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Two chapters of the International Union of Operating Engineers filed a lawsuit last year alleging that amounts to an unconstitutional taking.

Gov. Walker signs right-to-work bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a right-to-work bill into law, striking another blow against organized labor after four years ago effectively ending collective bargaining for public-sector workers.