[JURIST] A federal judge on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Wisconsin's controversial collective bargaining law [Budget Repair Bill, text] is constitutional. Judge William Conley for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin [official website] held that even if public employees have the right to associate, that right does not require employers to listen. He reasoned that the law does not prohibit employees to engage in collective bargaining but merely requires employers not to listen. Conley also accepted...

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