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Wisconsin Right to Work law upheld

7/12/17
Act 10 - Collective Bargaining 2011

  • 02/14/11 Massive riots ranging between 1,000 to 100,000 every day begin in Wisconsin to protest and prevent Act 10 from being voted on and was a large contributing factor leading to the recall vote of Governor Scott Walker. wiki ref, ref2
  • 02/17/11 14 Democrat senators flee to Chicago Illinois to prevent vote on Act 10. wiki ref
  • 03/15/11 The fleeing Senators return. wiki ref
  • 06/16/11 Riots at the state capitol end. wiki ref
  • 06/29/11 Act 10 becomes law stripping collective bargaining. ref
  • 06/05/12 Scott Walker wins recall vote by 6%. ref
  • 09/14/12 Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas rules that Governor Walker and the legislature broke state and U.S. Supreme Court law when they ended collective bargaining through Act 10. ref, ref2, ref3
  • 01/18/13 7th Circuit court of appeals upholds Wisconsin's Act 10 in its entirety.
    04/25/13 4th District Court of Appeals asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Act 10 case so as to put legal uncertainties regarding Act 10 to rest.  ref, ref2
  • 06/14/13(?) Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear Act 10.  ref, ref2, ref3
    11/11/13 Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments on Act 10. ref, ref2
  • 07/31/14 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 5–2 to uphold Act 10 in its entirety.  ref, ref2, pdf
  • 05/01/15 AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) three chapters in Wisconsin (24, 40, 48) drop in membership from an estimated 63,000 to an estimated below 20,000 as of May 1, 2015. ref.  This makes for an estimated drop of 68% since 2011. ref

Act 1 - Right to Work 2015

  • 03/19/15 Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust upholds Wisconsin's right to work law also known as Act 1. ref, ref2
  • 04/08/16 Dane County Circuit Court judge William Foust overturns Wisconsin's Right to Work law (Act 1 not Act 10). ref
  • 09/26/16 U.S. District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller upholds Wisconsin's Right to Work law that Dane county judge overturned in April. ref
  • 05/24/17 Wausau state appeals court in Wausau halts Dane County judge William Foust's April ruling that overturned Right to Work law. ref
  • 07/12/17 Three judge 7th Circuit panel upholds Wisconsin's Right to Work law. ref
  • 09/19/17 3rd District Court of Appeals upholds Wisconsin's Right to Work law. ref

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Wisconsin Union membership numbers

  • 2011 - 410,000
  • 2015 - 223,000
  • 2016 - 219,000

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The arguments centered around whether Barronelle Stutzman was compelled against her will to express speech that she does not agree with such as supporting same sex marriage or whether she was engaging in discrimination against a protected class.

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Wisconsin Right to Work law upheld
7/12/17 Act 10 - Collective Bargaining 2011

  • 02/14/11 Massive riots ranging between 1,000 to 100,000 every day begin in Wisconsin to protest and prevent Act 10 from being voted on and was a large contributing factor leading to the recall vote of Governor Scott Walker. wiki ref, ref2
  • 02/17/11 14 Democrat senators flee to Chicago Illinois to prevent vote on Act 10. wiki ref
  • 03/15/11 The fleeing Senators return. wiki ref
  • 06/16/11 Riots at the state capitol end. wiki ref
  • 06/29/11 . . . [more]

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    2013 - 27.40%
    2012 - 25.00%
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    It is their constitutional right to hold dearly and to not be compelled to be part of an advocacy message opposed to their sincerely held Christian beliefs,

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