Wisconsin Democrats look to restore collective bargaining rights

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Democratic lawmakers in Madison introduced legislation to restore collective bargaining rights to employees who lost them over a decade ago under the passage of Act 10.

The bill would allow UW-Hospital workers, teachers, and other frontline employees to collectively bargain over wages, hours, and conditions in the workplace.

"Public employees who have and continue to risk their own health and safety; deserve the right to negotiate, fair wages, working conditions, and their own safety and the safety of those around them," State Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) said. 

Similar proposals introduced by Gov. Tony Evers in the past have been rejected by the Republican-led Legislature.




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