Wisconsin PT Faculty Feeling Heat From Governor’s Attempt To Curb Bargaining Rights

Part-time instructors at Madison Area Technical College are trying to quickly ratify a wage contract that has been in limbo for 10 months, offering to drop a lawsuit against the college in exchange for emergency adoption. The new urgency is caused by Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to curb the collective bargaining rights of state employees, which include technical college faculty, said Mike Kent, president of the MATC Part-time Teachers Union. Kent said the union is trying to get "the best outcome we can get not knowing what the future’s going to hold in respect to the bill." Under the deal, […]
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