A group of Wisconsin workers and labor unions have filed a new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 2011 law eliminating the right of certain public employees to negotiate with our employers in areas like salary schedules, workplace safety hours and other conditions of employment. The plaintiff’s include the Abbotsford Education Association, the Beaver Dam Education Association, and BDEA member Matt Ziebarth.
We are the educators who are there every day for students, the correctional officers who keep communities safe and the essential workers who make sure our communities run smoothly. Wisconsin is better when all employees have a say in our workplaces, whether about class sizes in our schools, safety on the job, hours or any other number of areas. The current law that discriminates against some workers while upholding the same rights for others is unconstitutional.