The federal case regarding Act 10, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Act 10 as constitutional in its entirety. The court affirmed Judge Conley’s finding that the State had a rational basis to grant different bargaining rights to public safety employees and general employees. The court reversed Judge Conley’s findings regarding the constitutionality of the recertification requirement and the dues deduction prohibition. The Seventh Circuit found that both the recertification requirement and dues deduction prohibition are rationally related to a legitimate government purpose and are thus constitutional.
We are in the process of analyzing the implications of the Seventh Circuit’s decision and what impact , if any, it may have on Judge Colas’ decision in MTI v. Walker as that case awaits action at the state court of appeals. Once we have had the opportunity to fully review and analyze the decision, we will provide you with additional information and guidance. We will continue to keep you apprised of any further developments. In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Read the decision: Read the decision: WEAC v Scott Walker