On Tuesday, several unions filed a lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of a recent Wisconsin law which bans mandatory union dues as a condition of employment. The policy, known as right-to-work, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Scott Walker after it passed both the state senate and assembly. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO from the beginning has fought the law by helping to organize rallies in front of the state capital. Now, in its latest attempt to stop the policy, it has filed charges against the new law. The AFL-CIO is getting support from the Machinists Local Lodge 1061 and the United Steelworkers District 2.
On Tuesday a law enforcement union filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers. This lawsuit is brought about by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association seeks to strike down the law, championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker, as a violation of constitutional rights of free speech, association and equal protection.