Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association Doubles Down on Colas Decision

MacIver News Service | November 13, 2012

[Madison, Wisc…] The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association (WLEA) filed suit in Dane County Circuit Court Tuesday, alleging that Act 10 denies rights and equal treatment to its members and other state employees.

Although Wisconsin State Police officers were exempted from the bargaining changes implemented by Act 10, other WLEA members–such as Capitol and UW Police Officers, DMV field agents and police communications officers were not.

Now, their union is looking for a ruling similar to the one imposed by activist Dane County Judge Juan Colas in September when Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) successfully filed suit.

In a news release, the WLEA says they are seeking the same protection for their members that the Colas decision granted to “municipal employers, employees and their unions” in the MTI case.

The MacIver News Service will continue to follow this story as more details are made available.

See the WLEA news release here.