Friday, March 30, 2012

Unions win back two parts of Walker's Act 10.

You take your wins where you can get them.

The unconstitutional parts of Scott Walker’s attack on unions, Act 10, turned on the Citizens United decision. Money is free speech, and that my friend just reinstated a unions right to collect dues.
jsonline: A federal judge in Madison on Friday ruled that portions of Act 10 - which removed most collective bargaining for most public employees - are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Conley found that the two changes - annual recertification and a ban on automatic dues deduction - violated the First Amendment rights of the affected workers.

"The court would be remiss not to at least note the likely burden the annual recertification process imposes on the members' speech and association rights," he wrote.
For great coverage on this, check out Uppity Wisconsin.  

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