Unions Beat Part Of Wis. Collective Bargaining Law

Law360, New York (April 2, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday found the bulk of Wisconsin's controversial law curbing collective bargaining rights for most state workers constitutional, but struck down provisions calling for annual union recertification votes by absolute majority and banning the deduction of dues from paychecks.

U.S. District Judge William M. Conley rejected claims lodged by seven of Wisconsin’s largest public unions that the law's restrictions on the collective bargaining rights for general employee unions ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution on equal protection grounds due to exemptions for state...
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