During the hearing, which was held through the Baltimore City Circuit Court, lawyers for Walters Workers United emphasized the importance of the MPIA in holding public institutions and entities like The Walters Art Museum accountable. Citing ample evidence proving The Walters’ status as a government entity, including the museum’s IRS filings and grant forms, WWU asserted that the museum must comply with any MPIA requests since it has long identified itself as a public institution.

On January 10, 2023, Maryland State Delegate Robbyn Lewis prefiles House Bill 116, legislation that would enable collective bargaining rights for Walters' workers.