Early this week, a federal court judge rejected a union challenge to the Wisconsin right-to-work laws citing a 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld a similar law in Indiana.  In his order, filed on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller rejected requests for preliminary injunctions by the two plaintiffs, Locals 139 and 420 of the same International Union of Operating Engineers, and granted defendant Wisconsin’s motion for judgement.  Notwithstanding the federal ruling, a challenge is still pending in the Wisconsin state courts where, after a state circuit court struck down the law, the District 3 state court of appeals reinstated it back in May 2016, pending further appeal.