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  •  And state & local employee unions are done. (14+ / 0-)

    Just another week in FitzWalkerstan. New rules take effect which require all unions to get 51% of their entire membership to vote every year to recertify. The unions have decided that this is nearly impossible, and so will be decertified.

    But hey - THOSE PROTESTERS IN THE CAPITAL! WE NEED TO INVESTIGATE!

    SQUIRREL!

    New union certification rules take effect

    Bernfeld and others said that unions will continue to operate with or without certification, representing members through informal talks with public administrators and by speaking out in public meetings with elected officials, even though most are reducing staff because the law ended automatic payroll deductions of dues that support many activities.

    The state's largest teachers union, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, has said it sees value in certification. However, the cost and tight timeline are unrealistic for most local unions, WEAC president Mary Bell said.

    Mere passive citizenship is not enough. Men must be aggressive for what is right if government is to be saved from men who are aggressive for what is wrong. - Robert M. LaFollette

    by stcroix cheesehead on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 05:47:17 AM PDT

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