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Politics & Government
1:49 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

State Officials Decide to Continue Union Elections

Wisconsin labor relations officials voted Monday to move ahead with re-certification elections for school district worker unions, in light of a state Supreme Court ruling. 

Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions require public employee unions to hold annual elections to see if members want the organizations to continue representing them in wage negotiations.

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Politics & Government
4:25 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Judge Finds State Commissioners In Contempt Over Act 10

Thousands of public employees gathered at the state capitol in 2011 to protest Gov. Walker's bill that dismantles collective bargaining rights.
Credit Peter Gorman, flickr

A Madison judge has found Wisconsin labor relations officials in contempt of court for continuing to enforce portions of Gov. Walker's collective bargaining restrictions.

Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas issued his ruling against the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission following a hearing Monday.

Colas ruled last year the restrictions were unconstitutional as applied to two unions representing Madison teachers and Milwaukee public workers.

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