Sad News: GOP Appointed Federal Appeals Court Judges Rule Wis Act 10 Constitutional
Apr 18,2014 - Governor Scott Walker (R-WisKochStan) and his union busting pals are celebrating today. His public employee union busting ram through, Act 10, has been declared constitutional by a federal appeals court.
The decision was written by Joel Flaum, an appellate judge appointed by President Ronald Reagan. It was joined by appellate judge Ilana Rover, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush, and by Virginia Kendall, who normally serves as a federal district court judge in northern Illinois and who was appointed by President George W. Bush.
Act 10 prohibits local and state governments from bargaining anything other than wages (up to the level of inflation), payroll deduction of union dues, among other things. Essentially, Act 10 was aimed at destroying public employee unions except for firefighters and law enforcement unions which were allowed to keep full bargaining rights. Those exempt unions were the only public employee unions to endorse Scott Walker in his 2010 Gubernatorial election...