19 Teachers Unions Disband in Wisconsin
5:34 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Teachers unions in nineteen different Wisconsin school districts failed to achieve recertification during annual elections that ended Thursday, according to the MacIver Institute.
Under Act 10, the Wisconsin law signed by Governor Scott Walker that reformed collective bargaining for public sector unions, each union is required to get the support of a majority of its members--not simply a majority of those casting votes--in order to maintain certification each year.
An additional 51 collective bargaining units representing support staff, substitute teachers, and custodians in various school districts also disbanded, which means that a total of 70 out of the state's 408 collective bargaining units associated with education failed to achieve recertification this year.
The elections were conducted by a telephone voting system over a three-week period.
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