collective bargaining

Commissioner Neuman's Dissent on the Emergency Wages Rule

We've taken a fair amount of heat here at Uppity Wisconsin over Jud Lounsbury's recent posts on the revisions to the rules for calculating the amounts of money available for collective bargaining negotiations for public employees.   This is the text of the dissent of one of the commissioners at WERC to the revision to the rules that was asked for by the Walker administration.  I hope that this will help to clarify some of the issues with the rule and what the history is of how it got this way.  I realize it is still not completely transparent, but we're getting used to t

Teachers getting more cuts to health insurance

(WEAU) La Crosse County- In some school districts teacher’s health insurance is going to be slashed next year.

In order to balance the budget a lot of schools have to decide between cutting programs or employee’s benefits.

This means teachers could pay higher deductibles and more out of pocket expenses.

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