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wisconsin-scott-walker-act-10RedState: Wisconsin Supreme Court finds Act 10 labor union reforms constitutional.

By: Moe Lane (Diary) | July 31st, 2014 at 10:00 AM


Can we be done with this, now?


The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election and rise to national prominence. Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.redstate.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-scott-walker-act-10/

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Reaction to Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that upheld Gov. Walker's collective bargaining law


MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law championed by Gov. Scott Walker — known as Act 10 — that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. The following quotes are reactions to the decision:




Gov. Scott Walker: "Act 10 has saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 billion. Today's ruling is a victory for those hard-working taxpayers."




Joe Zepecki, spokesman for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke: "Mary supports the right of workers to collectively bargain, and believes that the concessions on health care and pension were fair, but should have been reached through the collective bargaining process. She knows that collective bargaining rights don't stand in the way of effective, accountable government, and that working together is the best way to address the challenges we face."



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Expert: Walker’s key reform survives to embolden would-be reformers


MADISON, Wis. – When the Republican-controlled Legislature passed Gov. Scott Walker’s landmark collective bargaining reform bill, known as Act 10, in March 2011, the nation’s largest government-worker union shook its fist and declared that Wisconsin’s organized labor war was far from over.


“This may be a battle that has been won by the governor, but we are in this for the long haul,” said Lee A. Saunders, now president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told the Washington Post at the time.


Saunders was right. AFSCME and public sector unions at large were in it for the long haul.


ACT 10 LIVES: Gov. Scott Walker signed his historic collective bargaining reform bill into law following a tumultuous time in 2011. He has survived death threats and a recall, and Act 10 has survived a series of court challenges.

As of Thursday, however, the war is over and the unions have lost — big.


The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in a 5-2 ruling, upheld Act 10 in its entirety, siding with multiple federal court decisions on the subject and toppling the sole ruling, from a liberal Dane County judge, that had declared portions of the law unconstitutional.Scissors-32x32.png


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