The highest court in Wisconsin maintained a law, which ended a majority of collective bargaining right for government workers in the state. This was a major blow for public unions who have been hindered to overturn a measure backed by Republican Governor Scott Walker.
The recent decision was observed to be the last opportunity for labor leaders to reverse the employer-worker bargaining law since justices have yet to weigh on its merits.
But the Wisconsin Supreme Court, on a 5-2 ruling, upended the decision, maintaining the law --- also known as Act 10 --- in completely dismissing arguments of violating free association and equal protection. Despite the law being constitutional, the damage it caused on labor was not necessary.
The ruling received praised from Republicans, who not only has control on governorship, but also the assembly and senate.
Such court ruling likely halts the end of legal hurdles on the act since unions are forced to seek ways to change themselves based on the law.