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Union Busting and the Constitution The real threat to union-busting: The constitution.

The Democratic state senators who are hiding out across state lines in Illinois are a major problem for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his effort to push a bill stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights through the state Legislature. So is Wisconsin’s state constitution, which severely limits Walker’s ability to break the Democrats’ resistance. Any action he might take, it seems, could form the basis for a successful challenge before the state Supreme Court.

It looks as though even if Gov. Walker were to “win,” and somehow get the questionably-named “Budget Repair Bill” passed, nothing would happen for months — if at all — while the Wisconsin Supreme Court sorts through the legality of this mess.

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