Teacher Union Officials Bring Another Suit Against Act 10

Desperate to recoup some of the power they’ve lost, teacher union officials have brought yet another suit against Wisconsin’s Act 10, which gave teachers Right to Work entitlements, severely reduced the scope of monopoly bargaining, and requires that teacher union officials be recertified as the exclusive representative in each district each year.  TMJ4 news has the story.

The Supreme Court announced on Friday it was taking the case. The case was brought by unions representing Madison school teachers and city of Milwaukee workers. A Dane County circuit judge last year overturned the law as it pertained to local government unions, but it was unclear if the ruling applied outside Madison and Milwaukee.

The Supreme Court could have sent the case back to the appeals court to rule first, but instead decided to hear it directly.