April 24, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Madison, Wisc – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel filed an appeal April 18 to reverse a court ruling that the state’s “right to work” law was unconstitutional.
Schimel also asked the state Court of Appeals in Wausau to issue a stay that would prevent unions from collecting “fair-share fees” from nonmembers while the appeal is pending. Dane County Circuit Judge C. William Foust ruled earlier this month that the law, which prohibited such fees, violated the state constitution's ban on taking property without compensation, because it required unions to perform services for nothing. Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is expected to win if the case goes to the state Supreme Court, which has a 5-2 right-wing majority. Read more