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Hearing on "Right-to-Work" bill lasts more than 11 hours Submitted: 03/03/2015
MADISON - Public testimony on the "Right-to-Work" bill lasted more than 11 hours.

Opponents spent hours Monday speaking out against the fast-tracked measure that's expected to pass the Republican-controlled Assembly on Thursday or early Friday.

Governor Scott Walker has promised to sign it into law by the end of the week.

Union members and others against the bill waited hours for the chance to speak up to four minutes about the bill.

The bill would make it a crime to force nonunion members to pay union dues when working for private-sector companies.

Electricians, carpenters, pipe fitters and others testifying against the measure far outnumbered supporters.

Those who back the bill say it's about giving workers freedom to choose whether or not to pay union dues.

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