Judge strikes down Wisconsin union-busting law

“Scott Walker’s attempts to silence the union men and women of Wisconsin’s public sector was an immoral, unjust and illegal power grab.” - Phil Neuenfeldt, President, Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

Madison (18 Sept. 2012) - A Dane County judge has struck down main portions of Act 10 introduced by Wisconsin Governor Walker to strip Wisconsin public employees of their right to collectively bargain.

Judge Juan Colas ruled that Scott Walker’s law violated both the State and U.S. Constitution by violated employees’ rights to free speech, association and equal protection.

“As we have said from day one, Scott Walker’s attempts to silence the union men and women of Wisconsin’s public sector was an immoral, unjust and illegal power grab,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.

“Now, a court has ruled that the essential provisions of Act 10, Scott Walker’s draconian attack on public worker’s right to collectively bargain, is unconstitutional.”

“This is a good day for Wisconsin’s working people and the union movement,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO.

“When workers choose to join together for mutual aid and protection, their employer should honor their choice, come to the table and discuss wages and working conditions.”

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