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Wis. public safety employees 'exempt' from proposed union restrictions?

Editor’s Note: Although this proposed legislation is being presented to the general public as exempting law enforcers from the restrictions on collective bargaining, sources tell PoliceOne that this bill could potentially impact the bargaining rights Corrections officers, Conservation Wardens, Capitol Police, Forest Rangers, Department of Justice Agents, and others. We will continue to follow this story and keep you posted.

By Dean Mosiman
Wisconsin State Journal

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is considering calling an emergency City Council meeting for Thursday to pass contracts and contract extensions so all city labor unions would have settled deals through 2012.

A decision to act on the contracts, which spokeswoman Rachel Strauch-Nelson said the mayor would make today after he's had a chance to consult with council leaders, comes in the wake of a plan by Gov. Scott Walker to prohibit public employee unions from bargaining labor issues other than wages.

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