WAUWAUTOSA -- Gov. Scott Walker discussed the latest Act 10 ruling for the first time in public Wednesday, September 19th. On Friday, a Dane County judge ruled parts of Act 10 (the law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers) are unconstitutional.
At a ribbon cutting event Wednesday, Gov. Walker said he's confident those who support Act 10 will win an appeal, and Act 10 will remain on the books.
"MPS pointed out that they cut their unfunded liability in half. They saved a billion dollars in unfunded pension liability because of reforms in the last year alone. That's money that goes away if the law is not ultimately upheld," Gov. Walker said.
If the ruling is not put on hold, it could open the door to unions negotiating new contracts with employers while the legal fight continues.
Both sides have said they are struggling to understand the ramifications of the ruling that came down late Friday afternoon.
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