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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:47 PM
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7. The unions charge that the collective bargaining legislation violates the U.S. Constitution
"Suit claims discrimination
The unions charge that the collective bargaining legislation violates the U.S. Constitution by discriminating among classes of public employees because firefighters, police officers and troopers are exempt from the legislation.

The lawsuit was filed by the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO; three councils of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Education Association Council; and the Service Employees International Union-Health Care Wisconsin.

Walker, the unions charged, tried to "eliminate or reduce to a shell" the existing rights of state and municipal employees "while maintaining the robust bargaining rights of a favored class consisting of those employees falling within a newly created category deemed 'public safety' employees."

The lawsuit also raised a political dimension to Walker's collective bargaining legislation, accusing the governor of exempting unions and employee associations that supported him in his campaign for governor. The unions representing the troopers, Milwaukee firefighters and Milwaukee police officers backed Walker during last year's campaign."http://wisconsinwave.org/news/mjs-unions-seek-overturn-...


I believe this is what they might be referring too... But this is from last summer... And this new law suite was just introduced...
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