Yes. Act 10 — former Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011 law cutting benefits and curbing collective bargaining for most public employees in Wisconsin — has contributed to the ongoing shortage of teachers in the state, according to multiple analyses.
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Wisconsin workers show renewed energy after decade of anti-union laws
Formerly unionized employees switch tactics, using a collective voice to force change. And private sector efforts to organize are on the rise, union leaders say.
Workers lost ground on wages in wake of Wisconsin’s anti-labor laws
One labor leader says the state’s ‘right-to-work’ law made his union stronger. But others say the laws favor corporations and their CEOs — not workers.
Glossary of terms related to Wisconsin unions
A glossary of terms related to Wisconsin unions.
After nearly $1 million, Walker ends outside legal pact
Executive Assistant Attorney General Steven Means said the Department of Justice feels it can handle the remaining cases without additional outside help. “The total mass of the workload is getting less,” Means said. “Hopefully we’re getting to the end of the Act 10 litigation.”
Jailers get downgraded, fight back
Correctional workers in at least 10 counties have lost “protective” status in the past two years. Only workers with protective status may be considered public safety employees, which spares them from Act 10’s changes to collective bargaining and benefits.