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MADISON — Attorney General Brad Schimel filed a motion with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals on Friday, April 29th seeking an emergency stay of a Dane County Circuit Court judge’s final order on the right-to-work law.

Schimel said the following in a news release:

“Judge Foust’s decision has created considerable confusion regarding the right-to-work law, it’s therefore imperative that the State of Wisconsin seek a stay of his decision while the case is on appeal. I remain confident that, similar to the 25 other state right-to-work laws, Wisconsin’s law will be found constitutional.”

Right-to-work laws prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues.

Unions argue that lets non-union workers to benefit from representation for free, and Foust agreed earlier this month.

Schimel’s appeal is to the Wausau-based 3rd District Court of Appeals.

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