Alexandra Aaron is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Political Science and History.
On Wednesday February 25th, 2015 the Wisconsin legislature passed a highly contentious right-to-work bill that will prevent private-sector employers from requiring their workers to pay union dues. On March 9, presidential hopeful, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill into law, making Wisconsin the 25th so-called right-to-work state.
Proponents of this type of legislation argue that the states that have prohibited compulsory union participation attract more business and create more jobs.  The opposition contends that these new jobs fail to provide workers with necessary training, security, and adequate wages.  Both sides supplement their argument with constitutional claims that address the benefit or harm caused by requiring private-sector employees to pay union dues.