Related to: Collective Bargaining Agreements

Right to Work Poised to Become the Law in Wisconsin

Last week, the State Senate passed its version of the Right to Work bill (2015 Senate Bill 44); and, today, the State Assembly passed an identical bill (2015 Assembly Bill 61). Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the bill on Monday, making it law. Wisconsin’s Right to Work legislation provides freedom of choice to…

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Buelow Vetter Successfully Argues That Act 32 Allows the Village of Menomonee Falls to Unilaterally Make Changes to Its Health Care Plan Upon the Expiration of The 2011-2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement

On May 22, 2013, Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Hearing Examiner Raleigh Jones issued a decision denying the Menomonee Falls Police Association’s prohibited practice complaint and grievance over the Village of Menomonee Falls’ decision to unilaterally implement a new health care plan at the expiration of the parties’ 2011-2012 collective bargaining agreement. Examiner Jones agreed with…

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NLRB Overturns 50 Years of Settled Law on Dues Checkoff

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) recently issued a significant decision that overturned 50 years of settled law regarding an employer’s duty to honor a union dues checkoff provision contained in a collective bargaining agreement after that agreement has expired. In WKYC-TV Inc., 359 NLRB No. 30 (12/12/12), the Board overturned Bethlehem Steel,…

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