Judge strikes down right-to-work law

Dane County Judge William Foust struck down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law nearly a year after it was passed. The law forbade unions and employers from requiring that all employees pay union dues, and allowed non-union employees to opt out of paying such dues.

But in his 15-page ruling, Foust stated that unions have property rights to dues paid by non-union employees.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is hopeful that a state appeals court will issue a stay of Foust’s decision.