Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill Limiting Employer Agreements

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs a bill in 2011. Photograph: Morry Gash/AP

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by the Associated Press on April 6, 2018.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting a wide variety of employment regulations.

The new law Walker signed Monday would block local officials from setting requirements for overtime or benefits, minimum wages for local government employees, employment discrimination ordinances and requirements for labor peace agreements. Those are deals in which employers agree to allow a union to attempt to organize.

The bill passed the Senate and Assembly with Republicans united in support and Democrats against. …

SF Chronicle 4/16

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