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Wisconsin Public Unions Spared Recertification Petition Mandate

Oct. 12, 2016, 5:09 PM

Wisconsin public sector unions will no longer be required to file petitions for annual recertification elections with the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, a state appeals court panel ruled (Wisconsin Assn. of State Prosecutors v. WERC, Wis. Ct. App., No. 2015 AP 2224, 10/12/16).

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals found Oct. 12 that WERC improperly issued a regulation requiring unions representing state and local employees to annually petition the agency for recertification. Wisconsin Act 10, a controversial 2011 law that dramatically slashed public sector collective bargaining rights, requires annual recertification elections but not...

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