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Wisconsin Right-To-Work Law Ruled Unconstitutional by State Court Judge

Another state’s right-to-work law has been challenged in court and ruled unconstitutional – at least at the initial stage in the case. As we reported last year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed the “freedom-to-work” bill into law on March 9, and Wisconsin unions filed a lawsuit against the state the next day challenging its constitutionality. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel will pursue an appeal of the decision and is considering whether to appeal directly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

State court challenges to right-to-work laws are practically a matter of course in states that have passed such laws. Michigan and Indiana are just a few examples, and the laws in both states were eventually upheld by the state’s highest court.

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Jackie Gessner Employment lawyer Barnes Thornburg
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Jackie Gessner is an associate in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg, where she is a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg full time, Jackie was a summer associate and a legislative intern in the firm's Indianapolis office. She also served as a pro bono legal clerk in the Criminal Appellate Division of the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

Upon graduating from Purdue University, Jackie interned with the Indiana State Senate and worked as a campaign manager for a 2010 Indiana...

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