On Monday the Wisconsin State Employees Union filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Gov. Scott Walker, accusing him (rightly) of refusing to bargain on a new contract.
Here’s what WSEU Executive Director Marty Beil had to say in filing the complaint:
“This governor has never made any attempt to contact the unions he is attacking, much less negotiate in good faith as required by law,” said Marty Beil, the union’s executive director. “Instead of trying to find real solutions to the challenges facing the state, the governor is attempting to dictate terms. This not only is ineffective, it’s against the law,” Beil said.
While Gov. Walker has proposed changing collective bargaining laws for public employees, until those laws are changed, he should follow the law and at least make an effort to negotiate with Wisconsin’s state employee unions, even if he wishes they’d just go away.