Judge strikes down Wisconsin law limiting collective bargaining | Education Votes

18 Sep

UPDATE from the Wisconsin Education Association Council: On September 18, State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed papers asking Judge Colas to stay his ruling pending the outcome of an appeal. A stay would keep Act 10 in effect until the appeal is resolved.

A Dane County judge has thrown out parts of Governor Walker’s Act 10 – saying the law violated both the Wisconsin and U.S. Constitution.

Judge Juan Colas ruled that the law violated workers’ constitutional rights to free speech, free association and equal representation under the law. He noted that the law caps union workers’ raises but not the wages of non-union workers. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Colas also ruled that Act 10 violated the “home rule” clause of the state constitution by setting the contribution for City of Milwaukee employees to the city pension system rather than leaving it to the city and workers. More…

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