By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday made a final push toward adopting a measure supported by Republican Governor Scott Walker to bar private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues when working under union-negotiated contracts. The measure, which would make Wisconsin the 25th state to enact a "right-to-work" law, is expected to pass the Republican-led state Assembly as soon as Thursday and then be signed into law by Walker, a Republican presidential hopeful. "Unions argue that they benefit ordinary Americans, but in economic terms, unions (operate) as a labor cartel," said James Sherk, a Heritage Foundation policy analyst, who testified in support of legislation at an 11-hour public hearing on Monday in front of the Assembly labor committee. "If Wisconsin is truly open for business, you will vote with your constituents and turn down this bill," said Tim Silha, a UAW union president from Janesville.
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