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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:55 AM
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2 Unions: Bargaining Law Is Unconstitutional Unions Ask Judge For Summary Judgment
Source: Channel3000

2 Unions: Bargaining Law Is Unconstitutional
Unions Ask Judge For Summary Judgment
Posted: 6:54 pm CST November 29, 2011

MADISON, Wis. -- Two unions are asking a Dane County judge to declare that Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to end collective bargaining law for most public workers are unconstitutional.
The request was filed Tuesday by Madison Teachers Inc. and Public Employees Local 61, AFL-CIO.
The groups said the new law violates the constitution by treating union and nonunion employees differently, and by imposing unfair burdens on those who belong to a union. They also said the law violates the City of Milwaukee's ability to run its own pension system.


Read more: http://www.channel3000.com/news/29884163/detail.html



The state has 30 days to respond, and the judge 90 days to make a decision...
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:08 AM
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1. Unless they mean the Wisconsin Constitution, I am not optimistic about the Constitutional claim, if.
this goes to the Supremes. I wish I felt otherwise.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:50 AM
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2. Same problem here in Wisconsin with a Republican-controlled State Supreme Court. n /t
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:38 AM
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3. That's why they cheated on the recall effort.
You know, so they could maintain that Republican controlled WSC.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:47 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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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:24 AM
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4. Does anyone today living in America actually expect to get justice?
Let's face it, this is NOT going to be decided on the bases of constitutions and laws. It's NOT going to be decided based on what's best for American society or Wisconsin society or what's best for those involved in the legal action. It is NOT going to be decided based on what is fair and equitable. It's going to be decided based on how much money the judge has taken from rich men.

This is going to be decided based on the whims of rich men.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:02 AM
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5. I was thinking about this the other day. How sad is it to find yourself...
simply hoping you'll get lucky and be left alone? That is so wrong!
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 08:16 AM
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6. Kick and Rec
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