Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 103.53
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- United States: includes the District of Columbia, the states, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the territories organized by congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) The following acts, whether performed singly or in concert, shall be considered legal:
(a) Ceasing or refusing to perform any work or to remain in any relation of employment regardless of any promise, undertaking, contract or agreement in violation of the public policy declared in s. 103.52.
(b) Becoming or remaining a member of any labor organization or of any employer organization, regardless of any undertaking or promise as is described in s. 103.52.
(c) Paying or giving to any person any strike or unemployment benefits or insurance or other moneys or things of value.
(d) Aiding, by lawful means, any person who is being proceeded against in, or is prosecuting, any action or suit in any court of the United States or of any state.
(e) Giving publicity to and obtaining or communicating information regarding the existence of, or the facts involved in, any dispute, whether by advertising, speaking, patrolling any public street or any place where any person may lawfully be, without intimidation or coercion, or by any other method not involving fraud, violence, breach of the peace, or threat of fraud, violence or breach of the peace.
(f) Ceasing to patronize or to employ any person, except that nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to legalize a secondary boycott.
(g) Assembling peaceably to do or to organize to do any of the acts specified in pars. (a) to (f) or to promote lawful interests.
(h) Advising or notifying any person or persons of an intention to do any of the acts specified in pars. (a) to (g).
(j) Advising, urging, or inducing without fraud, violence, or threat of fraud or violence, others to do the acts specified in pars. (a) to (i), regardless of any undertaking or promise as described in s. 103.52.
(L) Peaceful picketing or patrolling.
(2) No court shall have jurisdiction to issue any restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction which, in specific or general terms, prohibits any person from doing, whether singly or in concert, any of the acts specified in sub. (1).