Unions Sue Over Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work Law

The Wisconsin state 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 in Dane County Circuit Court comes one day after Republican Gov. 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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