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In this Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, protesters sit in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Lansing, Mich., in an unsuccessful effort to block passage of right-to-work legislation that bans labor agreements that require employees to pay fees to the unions that represent them. On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to uphold a challenge to the law’s coverage of 35,000 state employees whose jobs are regulated by the Michigan Civil Service Commission.

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Court: Right-to-work law applies to state workers (VIDEO)

Michigan’s right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major legal decision on the much-debated measure eight months after it passed.

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