On Friday, a Wisconsin judge struck off the state’s right-to-work law, saying that the step is unconstitutional by banning the unions from charging fees to the non-union workers for some specific services, showed the court papers.
Dane County Judge William Foust decided in the favour of United Steelworkers, the International Association of Machinists, and AFL-CIO, that filed lawsuit against state, disagreeing that the law that was passed in 2015 by the Republican lawmakers violates state constitution.
Earlier the right-to-work law was passed in Wisconsin, workers who decided not to be a member of union at their workplace still had to pay a fee to cover the contract administration, collective bargaining and the other services.
The law forbids these fees and, as a result, permits the “taking of the plaintiff’s property without just recompense in violation” of state constitution, wrote Foust in his decision.
Brad Schimel, the Attorney General said in a declared that he would appeal the decision.
“We’re extremely disappointed that Dane County Circuit Court struck down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law,” he Mr. Schimel
In 2015, state Republican lawmakers, including former U.S. presidential candidate Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, spearheaded the legislation.
“Today, courts put a needed check on Scott Walker’s attacks on working families by ruling that Wisconsin’s right-to-work law’s in violation of our state constitution,” said the President of Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Phil Neuenfeldt, in a statement.
In 2011, Mr. Walker drew tributes from the conservatives across nation when he escorted through legislation limiting powers of the most public-sector unions in Wisconsin amongst large protests at state capitol in Madison.
Alike but minor protests followed during passage of the right-to-work step in Wisconsin that made it the 25th state of the United Stated to have such a measure on books.
The Conservative support for law aided project Walker onto national scene & boosted his campaign for the 2016 presidential election of the United States before he bowed out in Sept.