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Ad campaign to defeat right to work in Wisconsin launched

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group that advocates for spending on transportation and other infrastructure projects says it is launching a series of radio and television ads to stop a right-to-work proposal.

Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now announced Monday that it was running the ads in an attempt to stop the Republican-backed bill that is on a fast track in the Legislature. A public hearing was set for Tuesday with the full Senate taking it up on Wednesday.

The group's spokesman is former Assembly Speaker John Gard. He says the group is speaking on behalf of more than 400 businesses and nearly 120,000 workers in opposition to right to work.

The proposal would allow workers to choose whether they want to pay union dues, rather than have it be a condition of employment.

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