Dane County Judge Strikes Down Right-To-Work Law
Dane County Circuit Court Judge William Faust struck down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law on Friday.
According to Attorney General Brad Schimel, over half the States have enacted right-to-work laws.
Governor Scott Walker signed it into law in March 2015.
“We are extremely disappointed that the Dane County Circuit Court struck down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law, but we are confident the law will be upheld on appeal,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel.
“Once again a liberal Dane County judge is trying to legislate from the bench. No one should be forced to join a union or pay union dues as a condition of employment. I’m confident that this decision will be reversed in a higher court and worker freedom will prevail,” said Speaker Robin Vos.
“This ruling is a victory for workers’ rights and middle class families,” Rep. Barca said. “Middle class Wisconsin workers are in crisis and so-called ‘Right to Work’ laws have been shown to drive down wages and economic growth. The extreme right-wing Republican agenda has been incredibly harmful to working people and businesses in Wisconsin. It is especially disturbing to me that the ‘Right to Work’ bill was rammed through the legislature in a matter of weeks, yet Republicans took no meaningful action this session to grow Wisconsin’s economy and rebuild the middle class.”