Wisconsin AG asks for stay in union ruling

MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen fired the next salvo in the fight over a judge's ruling that reinstated collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin schools and local governments.

Van Hollen filed a request Tuesday morning, September 18th, that the ruling be put on hold while an appeal is pending.

Van Hollen's Department of Justice is representing Gov. Scott Walker in the case that was brought by the Madison teachers union and a union representing city of Milwaukee workers.

If the ruling is not put on hold, it could open the door to unions negotiating new contracts with employers while the legal fight continues.

Both sides have said they are struggling to understand the ramifications of the ruling that came down late Friday afternoon.

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