Hearing set for Thursday: DOJ urges judge to let Wisconsin’s “Right-to-Work” law stand

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MADISON (AP) β€” The Wisconsin Department of Justice is urging a judge to let the state’s Right-to-Work law stand.

The Wisconsin state AFL-CIO and two local labor unions filed a lawsuit in Dane County last week challenging the law. They argue the law is an unconstitutional taking of their property because under its provisions they must extend benefits to workers who don’t pay union dues.

Judge William Foust has scheduled a hearing Thursday, March 19th on the unions’ request for a temporary injunction.

DOJ attorneys filed a brief Tuesday, March 17th imploring Foust to deny the request.

They contend the law doesn’t amount to any unconstitutional taking of union property, saying the law doesn’t remove a single penny from the unions’ accounts. They argue, too, that similar challenges to Right-to-Work legislation in other states have failed.

2 comments

  • grunt

    Take it before a liberal Dane County judge. Judge is so blinded by Walker Derangement Syndrome that he tosses the law.
    It eventually goes to higher court which says the law is not unconstitutional.
    Thanks for wasting our time and money again, lefties. We’ll see you at your next temper tantrum.

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