Dems look to restore collective bargaining for educators

The legislation is backed by the Wisconsin Educators Association Council

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats are introducing legislation that would bring collective bargaining back to educators.

The “Collective Bargaining for Public Educators Act” will give employees of school districts, CESA, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, and the UW system the right to collectively bargain over wages, hours, and conditions of employment.

“Our public education workers have pivoted on a dime and put themselves on the frontline during the pandemic,” State Senator Chris Larson said Wednesday. “Public employees who have and continued to risked their own health and safety deserve the right to negotiate fair wages, working conditions, and their own safety and the safety of those around them.”

The legislation is backed by the Wisconsin Educators Association Council.