Following last week?s decision by a Dane County Judge in Wisconsin ruling parts of Governor Scott Walker?s controversial union-limiting law unconstitutional, local unions (not state employee unions) stated that they would hold state labor officials in contempt-of-court should they continue to enforce all provisions of the law. The judge advised against enforcing the law, however refused to issue an injunction. The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission stated that it would continue to process the recertification election requests for more than 400 unions as the law requires. The Commission?s statement follows an August 30th decertification of the Kenosha teachers union because it failed to file the appropriate paperwork under the new law.
See Matthew DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal, September 23, 2013