Scott Walker Set Back On Heels As Dane County Judge Rules Act 10 On Collective Bargaining Unconstitutional–Violates The Equal Protection Clause By Creating Separate Classes Of Workers Who Are Treated Differently And Unequally
Take this Scott Walker!
Let us unite and work like hell to drive these conservative douches from office.
A Wisconsin judge on Friday ruled as unconstitutional major portions of the controversial law which restricted the collective bargaining rights of some public employees.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan B. Colas ruled in favor of a challenge brought by two labor unions, finding several aspects of the law to be in conflict with state and U.S. constitutions.
Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled that the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null and void.
In his 27-page ruling, the judge said sections of the law “single out and encumber the rights of those employees who choose union membership and representation solely because of that association and therefore infringe upon the rights of free speech and association guaranteed by both the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions.”
Colas also said the law violates the equal protection clause by creating separate classes of workers who are treated differently and unequally.
The ruling applies to all local public workers affected by the law, including teachers and city and county government employees, but not those who work for the state. They were not a party to the lawsuit, which was brought by a Madison teachers union and a Milwaukee public workers union.