Wisconsin AFL-CIO, two other unions file lawsuit over Wisconsin’s new Right-to-Work law

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MADISON (AP) β€” The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two local unions have filed a lawsuit seeking to at least temporarily stop implementation of Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law.

The lawsuit arguing that the law is unconstitutional was filed Tuesday, March 10th in Dane County Circuit Court comes one day after Republican Governor Scott Walker signed it into law.

Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick and Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel both say they are confident the state law will be upheld, just as federal courts have ruled in favor of similar laws in Michigan and Indiana.

The lawsuit is seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the law from being enforced. The unions argue that the law is an unconstitutional taking of their property without just compensation and that enforcing the law would cause them irreparable harm.

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4 comments

    • 2ECOND

      I don’t want MY tax dollars going Obama and his ridiculous obamacare scheme but i’m FORCED to. why should the American worker be FORCED to pay into a union that feeds money to liberal politicians. the law didn’t say anything about one not being able to be in a union, but rather gives the employee the choice.

  • What!

    So not forcing someone to pay money to join your group is unconstitutional? It’s called extortion much like the unACA. Liberals are backasswards.

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