KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) – The Kenosha teachers union says the district plans to automatically deduct union dues from teachers’ paychecks, a move critics say violates Wisconsin law. The Kenosha Education Association has announced that automatic dues deductions would be restored on Feb. 19. Annual dues for teachers would be about $850. Other staff will pay less. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports union dues will automatically be deducted, even for those who don’t wish to be union members. Critics say the automatic deductions violate Act 10, the 2011 law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively did away with most union rights for teachers and other public workers.  The Kenosha union argues it got the auto deduction provision into a contract during the period that a Dane County judge struck down Act 10.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,