June 14th, 2011
08:07 PM ET

Wisconsin high court reinstates collective bargaining law

Wisconsin's top court Tuesday reinstated a contentious law that curbs the collective bargaining rights of most state employees.

The state's Supreme Court set aside a ruling by a lower court judge who had placed a permanent injunction against the law.

"The Supreme Court's ruling provides our state the opportunity to move forward together and focus on getting Wisconsin working again," Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement.

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  1. CSnSC

    I live in a RTW state and have worked in union and non-union jobs. Unions have long outlived their time. They are busineses unto themselves that suck money from companies and employees causing an environment of us vs them. Unions are the SOLE reason that our jobs went overseas. $30 per hr for a HS grad to lean on a wall for 8 hrs in case a machine breaks. Yep Detroit,Pittsburg we got greedy and LAZY !

    June 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Fred

    Finally! Tax payers get to apply some vasaline before they get reemed by government union trash who are nothing but socialist cry babies who feel that every fart they make is a "right". Well the unions can take their fake rights and stick 'em where the sun don't shine! Even with all their kicking and screaming, these babies still pay less into their benefits than private workers do. FDR (Grandpa Liberal himself) once said that public unions are a mistake. The whole public union concept is nothing but one huge bribe to elect themsleves money. Teachers don't need unions to teach, regardless of what the cry baby libs will have you think. Real workers don't need other people bargaining for better salaries. Good work ethic already does that. Unfortunately today, so many Americans' work ethics stink, which is why union workers are so passionate about their precious greedy unions.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shelby

    The Unions are not the source of all evil. They exist to protect workers. They also help maintain high standards of practice in the given fields. There are 4 generations of electricians in my family. It is amazing to me that there is a agreement that it is okay to break a contract for a $40K union worker but it was not okay to deny the millionaire Wall Street traders their bonuses. These were the same individuals that made the decisions that almost brought our country to its knees. The corporate response was that the bonuses could not be withheld because it was part of their contract. Hmmm, ok to break contracts for 40K workers, not ok to break contracts of millionaires???? People need to find another villain.

    June 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe Moore

    To hell with the lazy cry baby union trash thugs.

    June 15, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    I eat baby sh!t.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    I live in what you could say is the most unionizd country in the nation and at the heiGht of the recession the right to work states was working as if nnthing was wrong but not this state the only ones that was drawing a check was the union reps that alone should tell you enough about unions when they was first started they had a purpose but not now

    June 15, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    My absolutely "clean" and candid comment against unions as they exist in the USA was censored.
    It's still 1984.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I think that CNN expected a great majority of pro-union comments from this basically liberal group of posters.
    A surprise in propaganda, huh?
    Thinking people are waking up to the realities of WHY there are no jobs, jobs, jobs.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  9. jj

    finally some common sense!

    June 15, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joe Moore

    Buy only non Union products

    June 15, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Or MIA, Made in America.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Ambulance chaser?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    @CSnSC glad to see you. I know we have our differences about Unions. I think they have their places because I do not think putting the fox in charge of the hen house is the answer, because that is why the unions were born. I do not believe unions now are in the best interest of people and have gotten political. But to say and take away the voice of the people in unions is not right either. I do not think Having the business and corporate, Koch bros be able to buy government and not have the Union be able to have a voice for workers is wrong. So the conundrum is should the corporate world make every choice or the people who work have their say in the work place. Since right to work is not a right to work but a right for the corporate world to whittle away at workers rights. If you work, you know we need rights, otherwise we are just serfs.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |