Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Supreme Court Rules Polarizing Wis. Union Law Will Take Effect

This from Education Week:
The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republican Gov. Scott Walker a major victory on Tuesday, ruling that a polarizing union law could take effect that strips most public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled that Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she said Republican lawmakers violated the state's open meetings statutes in the run-up to passage of the legislation and declared the law void.

The law, which also requires public employees to pay more for their health care and pensions, sparked weeks of protests when Walker introduced it in February. Tens of thousands of demonstrators occupied the state Capitol for weeks and Democratic senators fled the state to prevent a vote, thrusting Wisconsin to the forefront of a national debate over labor rights...


Anonymous said...

Dear Richard,

Nothing to do with the above post. I have noticed you give minimal coverage to the events affecting education of gay and lesbian students.I strongly urge you to subscribe to the website of the Kentucky Fairness Alliance. An important memo was released by Arne Duncan about the bullying of gay and lesbian youth and gay-straight alliances. I think the entire document should be printed in this blog for principals in FCPS and other schools to read.

Richard Day said...

Thanks for the comment.

Truth is...I give minimal coverage to most topics but I try to do the best I can with the time I have.

BTW, Duncan's "Dear Colleague" letter doesn't show up among the headlines either at Kentucky Fairness or the US Office of Ed. It is helpful when readers alert us to things.