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Court puts ruling striking down Wisconsin's right-to-work law on hold

Court puts ruling striking down Wisconsin's right-to-work law on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court late Tuesday granted an emergency request to put on hold a Dane County circuit judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law.

The 3rd District Court of Appeals granted the stay request made in April by Attorney General Brad Schimel, a Republican who is defending the law signed by Gov. Scott Walker and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Right-to-work laws prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues. Unions challenged the law, arguing that it enables nonunion members to receive free representation. Wisconsin is one of 25 states with a right-to-work...

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