Wis. Gov. Defends Collective Bargaining Law To 7th Circ.

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday defended his controversial law curbing collective bargaining rights for most of the state's public workers and asked the Seventh Circuit to reinstate the law's recertification provisions and ban on deducting dues from workers' paychecks.

Walker hit back at the argument — made by the seven public unions fighting the law — that the law is unconstitutional because it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by exempting public safety workers from the provisions banning dues deduction and calling...
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