Unions still could represent workers, but could not seek pay increases above those pegged to the Consumer Price Index unless approved by a public referendum
Unions also could not force employees to pay dues and would have to hold annual votes to stay organized. (Right-to-Work)
For this, the Wisconsin Education Union has called on teachers to come to the Capitol to protest, which has forced the closing of dozens of schools. Paid protesters are calling the governor a "dictator". Meanwhile, the President of the United States has characterized the governor's actions as an "assault" on unions. So much for using civil language.