Wisconsin Public Unions File Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Act 10 – Collective Bargaining Law

Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision last week in Ismael R. Ozanne v. Jeff Fitzgerald/State v. Circuit Court for Dane County, which allowed the collective bargaining law to go into effect, a coalition of unions filed a federal lawsuit. The new lawsuit was filed last week in the federal district court argue that Act 10 violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution by taking away union rights to bargain, organize and associate. The groups claim it creates two classes of public workers because some public workers are exempt from the collective bargaining changes.

This post was authored by Hamilton Consulting Group’s intern Lane Oling, a 2L at the University of Wisconsin Law School.