Today, a federal court ruled that parts of Act 10, Gov. Walker's union-busting law, were found unconstitutional under the U.S. constitution. While this is a step in the right direction and shows that Gov. Walker disregarded the law when attempting to strip public employees of their rights on the job, it does not restore collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin workers. The fight to reclaim Wisconsin by recalling Scott Walker continues.
Below is a statement from officers of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO on today's federal court ruling.
“Gov. Walker’s extreme attacks on public sector workers has, in part, been reversed by the court of law today and found in violation of the U.S. constitution,” explained Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “This proves that Gov. Walker rammed through his radical and secret agenda without regard to the U.S. constitution, the rule of law, or to what is right and fair for Wisconsin families. There is still much to be done to reverse the harm that Gov. Walker has done to nurses, teachers, snow plow drivers and other public workers. The fight to fully restore public employee’s voices on the job and a strong middle class for Wisconsin continues.”
“This is a better day for public sector workers but unfortunately does not fully restore the ability of public employees to have a meaningful voice in the workplace so that they can speak out on behalf of the communities they serve,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Limiting collective bargaining, as Scott Walker has done, is unjust and un-American. The fight to reclaim Wisconsin and restore the rights of working people to collectively bargain continues.”