"The labor movement built Rhode Island's middle class. This decision is part of a larger effort to weaken labor and diminish the middle class. With ever-growing income inequality and ideologically driven efforts in Washington to undermine working families, the labor movement is more important now than any other time in recent memory. As long as I am Governor, Rhode Island will continue to stand up for the middle class. My team will review this ruling and if any changes are required, we'll make them at the bargaining table with our unions."