Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wisconsin Republicans to Introduce Legislation to Help UW Staff Avoid Unionization

Back in 2009 four unions petitioned the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) to reclassify 486 UW System employees from "academic staff" to "classified staff" which would put them into existing collective bargaining units. In response, last month the UW Board of Regents filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court asking that the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission be ordered to stop moving forward with plans to hold job reclassification hearings. Now, four Republican Wisconsin lawmakers, Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), are vowing to introduce legislation that would prevent WERC from making these reclassifications.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a very short article on this story.

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