Walkers 2011 law that freed most public workers from being forced to join unions and pay dues has now been upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in a 5-2 victory:
CBS NEWS – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday 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.
The 5-2 ruling upholds the signature policy achievement of Walker in its entirety and is a major victory for the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, who is seeking re-election this year.
The ruling also marks the end of the three-year legal fight over the union rights law, which prohibits public worker unions from collectively bargaining for anything beyond base wage increases based on inflation. A federal appeals court twice upheld the law as constitutional.
Not only did Walker win reelection after his recall fight but now the courts are validating the fight he led against the unions. It’s like icing on the cake.