Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds controversial anti-union law

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 6:18 PM
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds controversial anti-union law

MADISON, Wis (Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday said a controversial measure that curbs the collective bargaining rights of public workers can go into effect.

The high court overturned a lower court, which had ruled Republican lawmakers violated the state's open meetings law when they passed the measure.

The law eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers and requires them to pay more for pensions and health coverage.

It was passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by Republican Governor Scott Walker in March despite massive public protests.

(Writing by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Jerry Norton)