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Right-to-work law back in effect

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Posted at 7:47 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 06:40:01-04

Gov. Scott Walker received a temporary victory Tuesday after an appellate court granted a stay, placing Wisconsin’s "Right to Work" law back into effect.

The appeal is still pending, but this law will remain in effect until a final decision is made by the court.  

Last month, a judge in Madison struck down the law, which was a major, but temporary victory for unions.

On Tuesday, the appellate court  issued a decision stating that “the [original] court erroneously exercised its discretion," in how it weighed the facts and evidence presented.

The law in question addresses employees' requirement to pay union dues.

The trial court opined that the law was unconstitutional because it allocates union resources that would in effect provide similar services to both union and non-union members.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s office previously sought a stay of the ruling. 

The Associated Press previously reported that 25 other states have right-to-work laws.

Click here to read the court's decision.