Last week, a West Virginia Circuit Court judge granted a preliminary injunction to the West Virginia AFL-CIO and 11 other labor unions in the Mountain State preventing its right-to-work law from taking effect. As justification for her decision, Judge Jennifer Bailey pointed to the fact that the state law provides for criminal charges and civil penalties in some cases for violating the law. West Virginia is one of 25 states across the country to have enacted right-to-work legislation. The Wisconsin right-to-work law has also been tied up in the courts. There, a court overturned the law, but that decision was stayed on appeal.