The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 31st, 2014
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a law that sharply
limits the collective-bargaining rights of employees at public colleges
and other state agencies, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
The law, designated as Act 10, passed in 2011 amid bitter protests.
It prohibits the state from deducting union dues from employees’
paychecks and requires unions, including faculty unions, to renew their
certification annually. Many public-safety workers are exempted from the
certification provision, an aspect of the law that was upheld in federal court last year.