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Federal appeals court upholds Wis. union limits

MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- A federal appeals court rules Friday that Gov. Scott Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all of their collective bargaining rights is valid.

Seven public unions, including the teachers' union and the largest statewide public sector union, challenged the law's constitutionality in 2011.

Last March, U.S. District Judge William Conley overturned part of the law requiring unions hold elections each year for members to retain their official status.

The judge also said the law illegally halted the automatic withdrawal of union dues.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released a decision on Friday that upheld the law in its entirety.

The court said the law is constitutional.

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