On March 23, 2012, Attorneys Aaron Halstead and Timothy Hawks filed a declaratory judgment action in Dane County Circuit Court on behalf of AFSCME, Local 60, members employed in the City of Monona’s library bargaining unit. The lawsuit alleges that the Library Board has committed prohibited practices under the Municipal Employment Relations Act, by refusing to honor the obligations its obligations under the parties’ 2012-2013 agreement, signed in May 2010. The Board alleges that 2011 Wisconsin Act 10 invalidates that agreement, despite the fact that it was signed over a year before Act 10 became effective (June 29, 2011). Local 60 seeks a finding that the Board has engaged in prohibited practices, and a declaration that the parties’ agreement is in full force and effect.
The circuit court complaint can be found here.