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Dane Co. judge dismisses police union challenge to Act 10


MADISON (WKOW) -- A Dane County judge dismisses a lawsuit from a law enforcement union challenging Wisconsin's collective bargaining law.

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association argued Act 10 fractured the police union into unequal parts. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, Circuit Court Judge John Markson ruled the law doesn't violate union members' rights to free speech and association.

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association represents UW System police officers, Capitol Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and field agents with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Governor Scott Walker's legislation effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.


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