A state judge on Friday struck down Gov. Scott Walkers anti-union Budget Repair Bill, finding it unconstitutionally created separate classes of state workers, who are treated differently and unequally. In a 27-page ruling, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan B. Colas found that 2011 Wisconsin Acts 10 and 32 “single out and encumber the rights of those employees who choose union membership and representation solely because of that association and therefore infringe upon the rights of free speech and association guaranteed by both the Wisconsin and United States Constitutions.”
Walkers Act 10 set off statewide protests and recall elections, and then nationwide copycat legislation. The bill stripped public workers unions of the power to negotiate anything but salary, and made it harder for them to retain certification – except for state patrol troopers and state patrol inspectors, who tend to vote Republican.
You can read the opinion here: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/09/17/WiscAct10Ruling.pdf