Friday, September 23, 2011

Largest state unions won't seek recertification by Thursday deadline

JSOnline By the end of Thursday, the major state employee unions covering tens of thousands of workers will have effectively lost their official status.
Top leaders for those unions say they won't seek to meet the high hurdle for keeping that current status as laid out in Gov. Scott Walker's union bargaining law. With a deadline set for the close of business Thursday, so far only four smaller state unions have said they are seeking to keep their status by winning a difficult recertification vote.
Marty Beil, executive director of the 23,000-member Wisconsin State Employees Union representing largely blue-collar workers, said none of the units in his group will seek recertification.
"We looked at the law and we find the law at best an exercise in wasted resources," Beil said. "We've chosen to use our resources to organize our members and advocate for our members."

Laughing my ass off here.....suck it Hoffa....

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