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WI officials decide to continue union votes


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin labor relations officials will begin re-certification elections for school district worker unions later this week after a state Supreme Court ruling.

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

In 2012, Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas ruled the provisions are unconstitutional as they applied to a Madison teachers union and a Milwaukee public worker union. He found the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in contempt in October for moving ahead with the re-certifications elections for about 400 school district worker unions.

But the state Supreme Court lifted the contempt order last week. WERC voted Monday to re-start the elections on Friday.
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