WEAC v. Walker

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In WEAC v. Walker, Western District of Wisconsin Case Number 2011-CV-428, and Laborers Local 246 v. Walker, Western District of Wisconsin Case Number 2011-CV-462, several unions representing government workers sued Governor Scott Walker, claiming that the collective bargaining bill was unconstitutional because it exempted public safety workers (such as police and firefighters) from its effects. Together with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, WILL filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of a school teacher who supports Governor Walker’s changes to collective bargaining. WILL has since filed a motion to intervene as a party on behalf of the teacher and two other government employees, which, if permitted by the court, will allow them to participate more fully in the litigation and defend the changes to collective bargaining from the baseless attacks by the unions.


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