Wisconsin Attorney General Jumps Into Fray On Union Battle

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 7:37 am

Battle lines are once again being drawn in Wisconsin over the teachers union and their collective bargaining rights. The next round in the nearly two-year long fight will apparenatly be over a judge’s ruling from last friday that reinstated collective bargaining rights for schools and local governments. Now, we’ve learned that Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will file a request Tuesday that Friday’s controversial ruling be put on hold while an appeal is pending.

Van Hollen’s Department of Justice is representing Gov. Scott Walker in the case that was brought by the Madison teachers union and a union representing city of Milwaukee workers.

If the ruling is not put on hold, it could open the door to unions begin negotiating new contracts with employers while the legal fight continues.

Many on both sides said Monday they were still trying to understand the ramifications of the ruling that came down late Friday afternoon.

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