Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled last year the restrictions unfairly burden school district and municipal union members by infringing on their constitutional rights to free speech, association and equal protection.
ruling didn't affect state workers but it was unclear how broadly it applied to local public unions.
Insisting the ruling applied only to Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission
continued to prepare for certification elections for hundreds of school district worker unions that had been set for this month.
Six unions not involved in the case asked Colas
to find WERC
in contempt of court.
granted the request in October, declaring his
ruling meant no one could enforce the restrictions against any local public union.