Madison judge enters final order striking down right-to-work law

MADISON — A Madison judge on Friday, April 15th entered a final order declaring Wisconsin's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust issued the order, setting the stage for state attorneys to file a request for a stay.

Right-to-work laws prohibit businesses and unions from reaching agreements that require all workers, not just union members, to pay union dues.

Three unions alleged in a lawsuit that the law amounts to an unconstitutional taking of services since the statutes mean the unions must represent non-union workers who don't have to pay dues.

Foust agreed in a decision on April 8th. His order Friday formalized his ruling.