Wisconsin Monopoly Contracts Fading Quickly
The last bastion of monopoly bargaining is quickly disappearing in Wisconsin. After December 13, Dane County public sector unions will be forced to earn dues money, instead of forcing workers to pay dues money. The latest challenge to Act 10, which invalidated any contracts running until 2015 and 2016, will be enforced. Steven Verburg has the story in madison.com.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi told county employees Thursday that their union contracts will be terminated Dec. 13, ending nearly three years of resistance to a Republican law that removed most public employee union rights in Wisconsin.
Parisi expressed regret but said one-year contracts for 2015 and 2016 were invalidated by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on July 31 when it overturned a Dane County Circuit Court ruling that provisions of the law are unconstitutional.