Wisconsin union-busting law blocked by judge

NYHTC — March 22, 2011

Wisconsin's Dane County District Judge Maryann Sumi issued a temporary order blocking Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's widely criticized union busting law from taking effect. The law was blocked on the grounds that the vote on the bill violated Wisconsin's open meeting laws, which require sufficient advance notice of any action by the special legislative committee. Republican efforts to ram this bill through without proper consideration may backfire, as there is now a chance that the legislature will have to take up the bill again and conduct a fair and democratic vote.

The blocking order may be the first step in protecting workers' rights across the nation from the calculated attack of anti-union Republican politicians.

Bauer, Scott and Smathers, Jason / Associated Press. Judge blocks contentious Wisconsin union law. Miami Herald. March 18, 2011.