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In Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, 431 U.S. 209 (1977), the Supreme Court upheld, against a challenge based on the First Amendment, a Michigan law that allowed a public employer (in that case a municipal board of education), whose employees (public-school teachers) were represented by a union, to require those of its employees who did not join the union nevertheless to pay fees to it because they benefited from the union’s collective bargaining agreement with the employer.

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IF I KNEW THEN: Veterans’ law attorneys shed light on practices

Travis West and Shana Dunn of West & Dunn are surrounded by West’s Army memorabilia inside the firm’s offices in Waunakee. The attorneys have transformed the firm into a full-service veterans’ disability law operation. (Staff photos by Kevin Harnack)

There are dozens of Wisconsin attorneys who have been accredited by the Office of General Counsel to deal with veterans’ disability claims. But probably fewer than 20 are authorized to take those cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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