Friday, September 14, 2012

Judge Throws Out WI Gov Walker's Union Busting Law

Photo by Micheal Sears - Protesters flood the streets around the Wisconsin State Capitol in March 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining legislation.

Ring up another win for the good guys. Wholly owned Koch Brothers subsidiary Scott Walker just lost another big legal fight. Wisconsin Circuit Judge Juan B. Colas just struck down Walker's "kill the unions" law because it violates both the US Constitution and the Wisconsin Constitution guarantees of free speech.
Here's more...

Gov. Scott Walker's law repealing most collective bargaining for local and school employees was struck down by a Dane County judge Friday
Colas ruled that the law violated workers' constitutional rights by making denying to union workers certain powers available to their nonunion counterparts.
Under Walker's law, both the state and local governments were prohibited from bargaining over anything besides a cost of living salary adjustment. Other issues such as health benefits, pensions, workplace safety and other work rules were strictly off limits.

Those can all now be bargained.
The GOP war on workers is going about as well as the GOP war on voters. Every law these wingnut morans pass is overturned. Unless and until it gets to the wingnut dominated Supreme Court. This is why it's so vital to not let Willard and the Wingnuts win. The next prez is likely to get at least 2 and possibly 3 SCoUS appointments.

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