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State Officials Decide to Continue Union Elections

Wisconsin labor relations officials voted Monday to move ahead with re-certification elections for school district worker unions, in light of a state Supreme Court ruling. 

Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining restrictions require public employee unions to hold annual elections to see if members want the organizations to continue representing them in wage negotiations.

But, Dane County Judge Juan Colas ruled in 2012 that the provisions are unconstitutional as they applied to a Madison teachers union and a Milwaukee public employee union.  He found the state labor commission in contempt in October, for moving ahead with re-certification elections for about 400 school district unions.

The state Supreme Court lifted the contempt order last week.  Re-certification elections are scheduled to resume on Friday.