October 22, 2013 5:46 am -

250px-ScottWalkeWisconsin labor relations officials were found in contempt by a Madison judge for enforcing unconstitutional efforts by Governor Scott Walker to restrict union negotiations.

[This clears] the way for hundreds of school district and municipal worker unions to negotiate with their employers again.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled last year the provisions were unconstitutional as they applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers, creating confusion about whether the ruling applied to all school and municipal workers across the state.

Colas ruled Monday that his original decision wiped the provisions out of existence. He found the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in contempt of court and issued an injunction barring it from enforcing the restrictions against any school district or municipal worker union.