A Dane County, Wis., judge on Friday struck down the portion of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 law that repealed most collective bargaining for local and school public employees, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The judge ruled that the law “violated workers’ constitutional rights by denying to union workers certain powers available to their nonunion counterparts,” according to the newspaper.
The ruling, which could be overturned on appeal, essentially returns the state’s law to what it was for municipal and school employees before Walker’s bill was enacted. Despite Friday’s ruling, the law largely still remains in effect for state employees, though a federal judge struck down part of that section of the law earlier this year, according to the Journal Sentinel.