Bill would scrap collective bargaining
Posted Thursday, January 26, 2012
Public employees would no longer be able to collectively bargain wages, benefits and working conditions if lawmakers endorse a measure filed in the South Dakota House of Representatives.
The bill, filed as HB 1261, states that no individual may participate in collective bargaining if they work in the public sector, including K-12 schools. The bill does allow public employees to express a “view, grievance, complaint, or opinion on any matter related to the conditions or compensation of public employment.”
Last year, Wisconsin political leaders earned national attention during a battle to eliminate collective bargaining. The measure passed, and Gov. Scott Walker is now facing recall for his pursuit of the plan.
Sen. Stan Adelstein, R-Rapid City, and Rep. Brian Liss, R-Sioux Falls, are prime sponsors of the measure.
Categories:2012 Legislative Session, Collective Bargaining, Teachers,
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