Wis. Ruling May Boost Labor Opposition In Other States

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 9:13 PM EDT) -- A ruling that partially upheld a Wisconsin law dismantling collective bargaining rights for many public employees encourages similar legislation in other states and provides a road map for proponents of restricting state workers' bargaining rights, lawyers say.

But while efforts to curb public sector collective bargaining may not be illegal, the situation in Wisconsin — where Gov. Scott Walker is facing a June recall election — shows there's a potential political price to pay for incurring organized labor's wrath.

Both critics and supporters of Wisconsin's Act...
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