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Jailers will find it easier to get total union memberships


MADISON (WKOW) -- An appeals court ruling will make it harder to keep jailers from getting full union memberships.

The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission and Douglas County were condemned Friday, when they denied 36 jail workers full union rights because they don't have arrest powers.

Eleven other counties are also challenging what unions jailers can join, and are hoping to remove their protective occupation status.

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