NEXT AT SIX.
A DECISION - 3 YEARS IN THE MAKING- IS HANDED DOWN
BY THE STATE SUPREME COURT...
POLITICAL REPORTER JESSICA ARP JOINS US LIVE FROM
THE CAPITOL WITH REACTION TO THE DECISION.
REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING THIS VINDICATION FOR A HARD-FOUGHT
AND THE UNIONS WHO RESISTED THE MEASURE.
SAY IT'S NOT OVER.
NATS OF PROTEST
THE VOICES AT THE CAPITOL WERE LOUD IN 20-11...
NATS OF CAMERAS FLASHING
AS THE GOVERNOR SIGNED ACT 10 INTO LAW.
NAT FROM SUPREME COURT
THE ARGUMENTS EARLIER THIS YEAR TO THE SUPREME COURT
BY THE MADISON TEACHERS UNION...
SAID ACT 10 VIOLATED EQUAL PROTECTION RIGHTS.
BUT THE COURT.
IN A WRITTEN RULING.
ACT 10 IS UPHELD IN IT'S ENTIRETY
COLLECTIVE BARGIANING REMAINS A CREATION OF LEGISLATIVE
GRACE AND NOT CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION.
I was pretty surprised that our supreme court majority
went so far so harshly :06
what was granted by the wi legislature when it comes
to public employee benefits could also be withdrawn
by the lstate legislature and that's basically what
the court is reaffirming today :28
now the only ones left to understand this are some
of the big union labor bosses, and mary burke, who
seems like she is clearly out of step with the legal
arguments and where the public is on this issue
G-O-P LEADERS CALL THIS THE LAST WORD ON ACT 10.
DEMOCRATS AND UNIONS DISAGREE.
AND ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEXT FIGHT.
lets be clear, theres two issues here, one is whether
or not something is constitutional and the other is
whether or not its advisable and beneficial for the
citizens of our state :11
where we go from here is mti has contracts for the
next 2 years, those wills tay in place ;06 but it
will invigorate people to work harder in this fall's
IN A STRONGLY-WORDED DISSENT.
OPENED THE DOOR FOR THE STATE TO WITHHOLD BENEFITS
AND PUNISH INDIVIDUALS BASED ON THEIR MEMBERSHIP IN
JUSTICE PATRICK CROOKS.
WHILE AGREED WITH THE MAJORITY.
WROTE THAT HE THOUGHT THE LEGISLATION HAD GONE FURTHER
AND ERODED LONGSTANDING BENEFITS OF PUBLIC WORKERS.
-- MICHELLE --