"The Governor may issue an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the state or any portion of the state if he or she determines that an emergency resulting from a disaster or imminent threat of a disaster exists."
In other words, he can dictatorially do what he wants, especially regarding public worker rights and job security. They're gone unless resurrected by mass action, including statewide shutdowns for rights too important to lose.
Other provisions stipulated worker responsibility for half their pension contributions, and minimally 12.6% of healthcare premiums. In addition, future pay raises are pegged to annual CPI increases, a rigged index not reflecting true inflation. Greater ones may only be approved by statewide referendum. The cumbersome process takes time and often fails.
Moreover, unions must hold annual votes to let workers decide whether or not to be members, and state authorities no longer will collect union dues from paychecks.
Voter Recall Drives
Last March, voters launched recall campaigns to replace anti-union politicians. At the time, Boise State University Professor Gary Moncrief called what went on unprecedented, saying he couldn't recall a times when "pretty much everyone" was potentially vulnerable to recall.
He and others said multiple state lawmakers were recalled only four previous times for the same issue. University of Iowa Professor Caroline Tolbert called recall "an extreme measure (under) extreme circumstances." UC San Diego Professor Thad Kousser said Wisconsin was in unchartered territory.
In state history, only two lawmakers were recalled. Attempting to remove a governor is unprecedented. Only two previous times it succeeded nationwide - in 2003 in California ousting Gray Davis for Arnold Schwarzenegger and 1921 in North Dakota.