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....Here's the old "What's Disgusting/Union Busting" chant as recorded by Meade in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda, originally posted on February 16th:
To win the recertification election, unions must get 51% of the vote of all the members of their bargaining unit, not just the ones who take the time to cast ballots - a much higher bar than state elected officials have to clear to win their offices.
A spokesman for Walker had no comment.
Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), a vocal critic of unions, hailed the news.
"It means that in the future decisions will be made in the best interest of the public and the best state employees, but the radical employees or the underperforming employees will have much less say," he said.
September 22, 2011
After the "disgusting... union busting," the largest state employees unions in Wisconsin fail to meet the recertification deadline.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: