Attorney tells Wis. Supreme Court union plan is unconstitutionally burdensome

  • Article by: TODD RICHMOND , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 11, 2013 - 9:10 PM

MADISON, Wis. — Labor attorneys pushed the state Supreme Court on Monday to strike down portions of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions, arguing the prohibitions are designed to force school district and municipal workers to abandon their unions.

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godiveNov. 11, 13 2:01 PM

Go Gov Walker. Too bad our gov is adding specialized protections instead of removing them. Time for some of us to succeed to wisc. Go PACK!!!!

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falcon1681Nov. 11, 13 2:11 PM

Please do.

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mylittleidNov. 11, 13 2:21 PM

The Governor of Wisconsin is using his office to attack and weaken an organization that supports his political rivals. Under other circumstances conservatives would be outraged that someone was abusing the power of their office to further their own political ends. But apparently as long as the beneficiaries are Republicans, conservatives are just fine with this. So much for conservatives' deeply held and oh-so sincere concerns about government overreach.

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vlombardyNov. 11, 13 5:48 PM

When unions once stood for workers, massive strikes would have taken place long before anyone thought about something like a recall. But today's union leaders know where their pay is coming from, and have little time for such things as worker rights. What's going on in Wisconsin is no different than the nation, and as worker pay and benefits go down, so goes the country.

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zekefaxNov. 11, 1311:50 PM

Republicans would like to do away with all unions in addition to getting rid of the government agencies that oversee safety in the workplace. They do this claiming that it's a great benefit in that it will create jobs. What it does is take money from the workers while increasing dangers in the work place. That isn't all if they keep going on their merry way eliminating regulation and dissolving unions more and more people will be hurt on the job and we'll see a quantum leap in problems with our food supplies, environment and other areas as those businesses willing to screw the public will have nothing to prevent them from doing so. But of course we know that the GOP feels that environmentalists are nothing but pains in the butt and if you buy bad food its your own problem just so their business cronies keep the gravy train going to the party. The Koch brothers can speak with the Governor of Wisconsin when he will refuse to speak with anyone else who has a differing opinion than his.

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nrabadNov. 12, 13 7:46 AM

And we question the attack on the middle class from the GOP and why the middle class is shrinking?

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