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19 Teachers Unions Disband in Wisconsin

5:34 PM, Dec 19, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Teachers unions in nineteen different Wisconsin school districts failed to achieve recertification during annual elections that ended Thursday, according to the MacIver Institute.

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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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