Collective Bargaining Bill for Educators Introduced in Assembly
A bill to allow teachers and school staff to negotiate with our employers in areas such as school conditions and what happens in the classroom has been introduced in the Assembly. The bill, AB 687, is a companion to SB 660, introduced in the Senate in October.
“Educators believe the freedom to join together for our students and each other is a right we definitely should have,” WEAC President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen said, encouraging educators to send emails in support of the legislation.
“Educators need the collaboration that negotiating with our employers affords, now more than ever, because currently the professionals who need to be at the table are not. Wisconsin, it’s time to restore the teacher’s role in shaping the school experience for students. We do that through collective bargaining.
“This bill will pave the way for educators to have a say in our schools. We’ll keep giving 110 percent because our students are counting on us. We’re counting on Wisconsin legislators to make it legal again for educators to negotiate with our employers.”