‘Unconstitutional’: Court Strikes Down Gov Scott Walker’s Right-To-Work Law


The ‘right-to-work’ law championed by Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R-Koch) which gutted union rights to a large degree, was deemed to be ‘unconstitutional’ by the state’s court and it was subsequently struck down.

The Associated Press reports:

A Dane County Circuit Court judge issued the ruling Friday in a lawsuit filed by local unions. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel promised to appeal the order, saying: “We are confident the law will be upheld on appeal.”

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Machinists Local Lodge 1061 in Milwaukee and United Steelworkers District 2 in Menasha filed the lawsuit last year.

The groups argued that the law was an unconstitutional seizure of union property because it required unions to extend benefits to workers who don’t pay dues.

In February, during his campaign, Walker was asked how he would take on a terrorist group such as the Islamic State. The Wisconsin Governor boldly told a packed crowd at the Conservative Political Action Committee, “If I can take on 100,000 protesters, I can do the same across the world.”

Apparently not. Walker just lost in court.

Last September in an effort to revitalize his presidential campaign, Walker doubled-down, proposing to prevent federal workers from collectively bargaining and to create a national right-to-work law – and eliminate the National Labor Relations Board.

That only confirmed Walker’s assault against unions. Before he was elected as governor he promised not to attack unions, a vow that didn’t last a minute after he took office.

Walker dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination after polls ranked him at zero percent. The republican governor is still paying off his campaign debt. In February, he still owed $1 million in campaign debt.

Walker put his house up for sale, which is still listed for just over $333,000. The home has been on the market since January.

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