A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s right-to-work law.
The provision, passed by Republicans in 2015, prohibits employers from making union membership a condition of employment. Union groups challenged the law though, arguing that it amounts to an unconstitutional taking of revenue from unions who are still forced to represent workers who don’t pay dues.
U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller on Monday threw out the challenge brought by two chapters of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
A similar lawsuit is still pending before a state appeals court.