Pat Schneider, The Capital Times
Members of Madison Teachers, Inc. have voted overwhelmingly to recertify their collective bargaining units, according to vote totals released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission.
Teachers, with 2,981 eligible union members, voted 88 percent to recertify their unit in unofficial tallies, pending a period in which objections can be filed.
Total membership and percentage support for other MTI collective bargaining units were:
- Educational assistants, 719 members, 76 percent in favor of recertification;
- Substitute teachers, 484 members, 74 percent in favor of recertification;
- Support staff, 234 members, 77 percent in favor of recertification;
- Security staff, 27 members, 81 percent in favor of recertification.
Annual recertification of public workers unions is required by Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker’s legislation curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers. The law required 51 percent of eligible workers to vote to recertify the union in balloting that ended Tuesday. Continue reading
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