Parts Of Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Law Struck Down By District Judge

U.S. District Judge William Conley struck down part of Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) anti-union law today, blocking the law’s provisions preventing unions from collecting mandatory dues and requiring unions to re-certify annually. In his ruling, Conley said that those provisions needed to be struck because Walker, in a purely political ploy, chose to exempt public safety unions from his law. “[The State] has not articulated, and the court is now satisfied cannot articulate, a rational basis for picking and choosing from among public unions,” the decision reads.