AFL-CIO: Unions join together to challenge lame duck laws

Contact:  Karen Hickey, 414-574-7579, khickey@wisaflcio.org

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the lame duck special session lawsuit brought forth by Wisconsin unions.

“This week a coalition of unions filed a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the lame duck special session. The actions of the majority in power in the legislature and former Governor Scott Walker were not only a blatant undemocratic power grab, but also illegal.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO applauds the Wisconsin affiliates of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for standing up for all of us to uphold the will of the people.

Put simply, the politicians in Madison who conspired to nullify the results of the election by stripping power from the winners must be held accountable.”

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