MADISON, Wis., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Two unions have gone to court, challenging the constitutionality of a Wisconsin law limiting collective bargaining for public workers.
Unions representing teachers and sanitation workers in Madison and Milwaukee, respectively, filed the motion Tuesday against the law Republican state lawmakers pushed through and GOP Gov. Scott Walker signed in March, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
The law limits unions to only negotiating wage increases, which are capped at the rate of inflation unless otherwise approved by voters in a referendum. Non-union worker wages are not capped and the lawsuit argues that violates the equal-protection clause of the Constitution.
That union workers are given additional burdens violates freedom of association, the lawsuit said.
Walker and fellow Republicans say they feel the law will stand up in court, the Journal Sentinel reported.