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AB11, s. 255 19Section 255. 111.825 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,91,220 111.825 (1) (intro.) It is the legislative intent that in order to foster meaningful
21collective bargaining, units must be structured in such a way as to avoid excessive
22fragmentation whenever possible. In accordance with this policy, collective
23bargaining units for employees in the classified service of the state , except employees
24in the collective bargaining units specified in sub. (1m),
are structured on a statewide

1basis with one collective bargaining unit for each of the following occupational
2groups:
AB11, s. 256 3Section 256. 111.825 (1) (g) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,91,44 111.825 (1) (g) Public safety employees.
AB11, s. 257 5Section 257. 111.825 (1m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 258 6Section 258. 111.825 (2g) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 259 7Section 259. 111.825 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,91,98 111.825 (3) The commission shall assign employees to the appropriate
9collective bargaining units set forth in subs. (1), (1m), and (2), and (2g).
AB11, s. 260 10Section 260. 111.825 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,91,1811 111.825 (4) Any labor organization may petition for recognition as the exclusive
12representative of a collective bargaining unit specified in sub. (1) , (1m), or (2), or (2g)
13in accordance with the election procedures set forth in s. 111.83, provided the petition
14is accompanied by a 30% showing of interest in the form of signed authorization
15cards. Each additional labor organization seeking to appear on the ballot shall file
16petitions within 60 days of the date of filing of the original petition and prove,
17through signed authorization cards, that at least 10% of the employees in the
18collective bargaining unit want it to be their representative.
AB11, s. 261 19Section 261. 111.825 (4m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 262 20Section 262. 111.825 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,92,721 111.825 (5) Although supervisors are not considered employees for purposes
22of this subchapter, the commission may consider a petition for a statewide collective
23bargaining unit of professional supervisors or a statewide unit of nonprofessional
24supervisors in the classified service, but the representative of supervisors may not
25be affiliated with any labor organization representing employees. For purposes of

1this subsection, affiliation does not include membership in a national, state, county
2or municipal federation of national or international labor organizations. The
3certified representative of supervisors who are not public safety employees may not
4bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages and fringe benefits
5as provided in s. 111.91 (3), and the certified representative of supervisors who are
6public safety employees may not bargain collectively with respect to any matter other
7than wages and fringe benefits as provided in
s. 111.91 (1).
AB11, s. 263 8Section 263. 111.825 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 111.825 (6) (a).
AB11, s. 264 9Section 264. 111.825 (6) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,92,1110 111.825 (6) (b) The commission may assign only a public safety employee to the
11collective bargaining unit under sub. (1) (g).
AB11, s. 265 12Section 265. 111.83 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,92,2313 111.83 (1) Except as provided in subs. sub. (5) and (5m), a representative
14chosen for the purposes of collective bargaining by a majority of the employees voting
15in a collective bargaining unit shall be the exclusive representative of all of the
16employees in such unit for the purposes of collective bargaining. Any individual
17employee, or any minority group of employees in any collective bargaining unit, may
18present grievances to the employer in person, or through representatives of their own
19choosing, and the employer shall confer with said employee or group of employees in
20relation thereto if the majority representative has been afforded the opportunity to
21be present at the conference. Any adjustment resulting from such a conference may
22not be inconsistent with the conditions of employment established by the majority
23representative and the employer.
AB11, s. 266 24Section 266. 111.83 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 111.83 (3) (a).
AB11, s. 267 25Section 267. 111.83 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,93,20
1111.83 (3) (b) Annually, no later than December 1, the commission shall
2conduct an election to certify the representative of a collective bargaining unit that
3contains a general employee. There shall be included on the ballot the names of all
4labor organizations having an interest in representing the general employees
5participating in the election. The commission may exclude from the ballot one who,
6at the time of the election, stands deprived of his or her rights under this subchapter
7by reason of a prior adjudication of his or her having engaged in an unfair labor
8practice. The commission shall certify any representative that receives at least 51
9percent of the votes of all of the general employees in the collective bargaining unit.
10If no representative receives at least 51 percent of the votes of all of the general
11employees in the collective bargaining unit, at the expiration of the collective
12bargaining agreement, the commission shall decertify the current representative
13and the general employees shall be nonrepresented. Notwithstanding s. 111.82, if
14a representative is decertified under this paragraph, the affected general employees
15may not be included in a substantially similar collective bargaining unit for 12
16months from the date of decertification. The commission's certification of the results
17of any election is conclusive unless reviewed as provided by s. 111.07 (8). The
18commission shall assess and collect a certification fee for each election conducted
19under this paragraph. Fees collected under this paragraph shall be credited to the
20appropriation account under s. 20.425 (1) (i).
AB11, s. 268 21Section 268. 111.83 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,94,522 111.83 (4) Whenever an election has been conducted under sub. (3) (a) in which
23the name of more than one proposed representative appears on the ballot and results
24in no conclusion, the commission may, if requested by any party to the proceeding
25within 30 days from the date of the certification of the results of the election, conduct

1a runoff election. In that runoff election, the commission shall drop from the ballot
2the name of the representative who received the least number of votes at the original
3election. The commission shall drop from the ballot the privilege of voting against
4any representative if the least number of votes cast at the first election was against
5representation by any named representative.
AB11, s. 269 6Section 269. 111.83 (5m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 270 7Section 270. 111.83 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 271 8Section 271. 111.84 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,95,29 111.84 (1) (b) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, to initiate,
10create, dominate or interfere with the formation or administration of any labor or
11employee organization or contribute financial support to it. Except as provided in
12ss. 40.02 (22) (e) and 40.23 (1) (f) 4., no change in any law affecting the Wisconsin
13retirement system under ch. 40 and no action by the employer that is authorized by
14such a law constitutes a violation of this paragraph unless an applicable collective
15bargaining agreement covering a collective bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g)
16specifically prohibits the change or action. No such change or action affects the
17continuing duty to bargain collectively with a collective bargaining unit under s.
18111.825 (1) (g)
regarding the Wisconsin retirement system under ch. 40 to the extent
19required by s. 111.91 (1). It is not an unfair labor practice for the employer to
20reimburse an employee at his or her prevailing wage rate for the time spent during
21the employee's regularly scheduled hours conferring with the employer's officers or
22agents and for attendance at commission or court hearings necessary for the
23administration of this subchapter. Professional supervisory or craft personnel may
24maintain membership in professional or craft organizations; however, as members

1of such organizations they shall be prohibited from those activities related to
2collective bargaining in which the organizations may engage.
AB11, s. 272 3Section 272. 111.84 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,95,134 111.84 (1) (d) To refuse to bargain collectively on matters set forth in s. 111.91
5(1) or (3), whichever is appropriate, with a representative of a majority of its
6employees in an appropriate collective bargaining unit. Where the employer has a
7good faith doubt as to whether a labor organization claiming the support of a majority
8of its employees in appropriate collective bargaining unit does in fact have that
9support, it may file with the commission a petition requesting an election as to that
10claim. It is not deemed to have refused to bargain until an election has been held and
11the results thereof certified to it by the commission. A violation of this paragraph
12includes, but is not limited to, the refusal to execute a collective bargaining
13agreement previously orally agreed upon.
AB11, s. 273 14Section 273. 111.84 (1) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,95,2315 111.84 (1) (f) To deduct labor organization dues from an employee's the
16earnings of a public safety employee, unless the employer has been presented with
17an individual order therefor, signed by the public safety employee personally, and
18terminable by at least the end of any year of its life or earlier by the public safety
19employee giving at least 30 but not more than 120 days' written notice of such
20termination to the employer and to the representative labor organization, except if
21there is a fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement in effect. The
22employer shall give notice to the labor organization of receipt of such notice of
23termination.
AB11, s. 274 24Section 274. 111.84 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,96,8
1111.84 (2) (c) To refuse to bargain collectively on matters set forth in s. 111.91
2(1) or (3), whichever is appropriate, with the duly authorized officer or agent of the
3employer which is the recognized or certified exclusive collective bargaining
4representative of employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (a) in an appropriate collective
5bargaining unit or with the certified exclusive collective bargaining representative
6of employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (b) to (g) (f) in an appropriate collective
7bargaining unit. Such refusal to bargain shall include, but not be limited to, the
8refusal to execute a collective bargaining agreement previously orally agreed upon.
AB11, s. 275 9Section 275. 111.84 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,96,1310 111.84 (3) It is an unfair labor practice for any person to do or cause to be done
11on behalf of or in the interest of employers or employees, or in connection with or to
12influence the outcome of any controversy as to employment relations, any act
13prohibited by subs. sub. (1) and or (2).
AB11, s. 276 14Section 276. 111.845 of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,96,16 15111.845 Wage deduction prohibition. The employer may not deduct labor
16organization dues from a general employee's earnings.
AB11, s. 277 17Section 277. 111.85 (1), (2) and (4) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB11,97,218 111.85 (1) (a) No fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement
19covering public safety employees may become effective unless authorized by a
20referendum. The commission shall order a referendum whenever it receives a
21petition supported by proof that at least 30% of the public safety employees or
22supervisors specified in s. 111.825 (5)
in a collective bargaining unit desire that a
23fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement be entered into between the
24employer and a labor organization. A petition may specify that a referendum is

1requested on a maintenance of membership agreement only, in which case the ballot
2shall be limited to that question.
AB11,97,103 (b) For a fair-share agreement to be authorized, at least two-thirds of the
4eligible public safety employees or supervisors voting in a referendum shall vote in
5favor of the agreement. For a maintenance of membership agreement to be
6authorized, at least a majority of the eligible public safety employees or supervisors
7voting in a referendum shall vote in favor of the agreement. In a referendum on a
8fair-share agreement, if less than two-thirds but more than one-half of the eligible
9public safety employees or supervisors vote in favor of the agreement, a maintenance
10of membership agreement is authorized.
AB11,97,2411 (c) If a fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement is authorized in
12a referendum, the employer shall enter into such an agreement with the labor
13organization named on the ballot in the referendum. Each fair-share or
14maintenance of membership agreement shall contain a provision requiring the
15employer to deduct the amount of dues as certified by the labor organization from the
16earnings of the public safety employees or supervisors affected by the agreement and
17to pay the amount so deducted to the labor organization. Unless the parties agree
18to an earlier date, the agreement shall take effect 60 days after certification by the
19commission that the referendum vote authorized the agreement. The employer shall
20be held harmless against any claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability
21made by public safety employees or supervisors or local labor organizations which
22may arise for actions taken by the employer in compliance with this section. All such
23lawful claims, demands, suits and other forms of liability are the responsibility of the
24labor organization entering into the agreement.
AB11,98,7
1(d) Under each fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement, an a
2public safety
employee or supervisor who has religious convictions against dues
3payments to a labor organization based on teachings or tenets of a church or religious
4body of which he or she is a member shall, on request to the labor organization, have
5his or her dues paid to a charity mutually agreed upon by the public safety employee
6or supervisor and the labor organization. Any dispute concerning this paragraph
7may be submitted to the commission for adjudication.
AB11,98,22 8(2) (a) Once authorized, a fair-share or maintenance of membership
9agreement covering public safety employees shall continue in effect, subject to the
10right of the employer or labor organization concerned to petition the commission to
11conduct a new referendum. Such petition must be supported by proof that at least
1230% of the public safety employees or supervisors in the collective bargaining unit
13desire that the fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement be
14discontinued. Upon so finding, the commission shall conduct a new referendum. If
15the continuance of the fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement is
16approved in the referendum by at least the percentage of eligible voting public safety
17employees or supervisors required for its initial authorization, it shall be continued
18in effect, subject to the right of the employer or labor organization to later initiate a
19further vote following the procedure prescribed in this subsection. If the
20continuation of the agreement is not supported in any referendum, it is deemed
21terminated at the termination of the collective bargaining agreement, or one year
22from the date of the certification of the result of the referendum, whichever is earlier.
AB11,99,623 (b) The commission shall declare any fair-share or maintenance of
24membership agreement suspended upon such conditions and for such time as the
25commission decides whenever it finds that the labor organization involved has

1refused on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or creed to receive as a member
2any public safety employee or supervisor in the collective bargaining unit involved,
3and the agreement shall be made subject to the findings and orders of the
4commission. Any of the parties to the agreement, or any public safety employee or
5supervisor
covered thereby, may come before the commission, as provided in s.
6111.07, and petition the commission to make such a finding.
AB11,99,9 7(4) The commission may, under rules adopted for that purpose, appoint as its
8agent an official of a state agency whose public safety employees are entitled to vote
9in a referendum to conduct a referendum provided for herein.
AB11, s. 278 10Section 278. 111.85 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 279 11Section 279. 111.90 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,99,1412 111.90 (2) Subject to s. 111.91 (1) (am), manage Manage the employees of a state
13agency; hire, promote, transfer, assign or retain employees in positions within the
14agency; and in that regard establish reasonable work rules.
AB11, s. 280 15Section 280. 111.905 of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 281 16Section 281. 111.91 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,99,2517 111.91 (1) (a) Except as provided in pars. (b) to (e) (d), with regard to a collective
18bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g)
, matters subject to collective bargaining to
19the point of impasse are wage rates, consistent with sub. (2), the assignment and
20reassignment of classifications to pay ranges, determination of an incumbent's pay
21status resulting from position reallocation or reclassification, and pay adjustments
22upon temporary assignment of classified public safety employees to duties of a higher
23classification or downward reallocations of a classified public safety employee's
24position; fringe benefits consistent with sub. (2); hours and conditions of
25employment.
AB11, s. 282
1Section 282. 111.91 (1) (am) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 283 2Section 283. 111.91 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,100,73 111.91 (1) (b) The employer shall not be is not required to bargain with a
4collective bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g)
on management rights under s.
5111.90, except that procedures for the adjustment or settlement of grievances or
6disputes arising out of any type of disciplinary action referred to in s. 111.90 (3) shall
7be a subject of bargaining.
AB11, s. 284 8Section 284. 111.91 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,100,109 111.91 (1) (c) The employer is prohibited from bargaining with a collective
10bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g)
on matters contained in sub. (2).
AB11, s. 285 11Section 285. 111.91 (1) (cg) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 286 12Section 286. 111.91 (1) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,100,1813 111.91 (1) (cm) Except as provided in sub. (2) (g) and (h) and ss. 40.02 (22) (e)
14and 40.23 (1) (f) 4., all laws governing the Wisconsin retirement system under ch. 40
15and all actions of the employer that are authorized under any such law which apply
16to nonrepresented individuals employed by the state shall apply to similarly situated
17public safety employees, unless otherwise specifically provided in a collective
18bargaining agreement that applies to those the public safety employees.
AB11, s. 287 19Section 287. 111.91 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,100,2220 111.91 (1) (d) Demands In the case of a collective bargaining unit under s.
21111.825 (1) (g), demands
relating to retirement and group insurance shall be
22submitted to the employer at least one year prior to commencement of negotiations.
AB11, s. 288 23Section 288. 111.91 (1) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 289 24Section 289. 111.91 (2) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,101,2
1111.91 (2) (intro.) The employer is prohibited from bargaining on with a
2collective bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g) with respect to all of the following
:
AB11, s. 290 3Section 290. 111.91 (2) (gu) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,101,84 111.91 (2) (gu) The right of an a public safety employee, who is an employee,
5as defined in s. 103.88 (1) (d), and who is a fire fighter, emergency medical technician,
6first responder, or ambulance driver for a volunteer fire department or fire company,
7a public agency, as defined in s. 256.15 (1) (n), or a nonprofit corporation, as defined
8in s. 256.01 (12), to respond to an emergency as provided under s. 103.88 (2).
AB11, s. 291 9Section 291. 111.91 (2c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 292 10Section 292. 111.91 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,101,1211 111.91 (3) The employer is prohibited from bargaining with a collective
12bargaining unit containing a general employee with respect to any of the following:
AB11,101,1613 (a) Any factor or condition of employment except wages, which includes only
14total base wages and excludes any other compensation, which includes, but is not
15limited to, overtime, premium pay, merit pay, performance pay, supplemental
16compensation, pay schedules, and automatic pay progressions.
AB11,101,1917 (b) Unless the electors in a statewide referendum approve a total base wages
18increase that exceeds the total base wages expenditure described in this paragraph,
19any proposal that does any of the following:
AB11,101,2420 1. If there is an increase in the consumer price index change, provides for total
21base wages for authorized positions in the proposed collective bargaining agreement
22that exceeds the total base wages for authorized positions 180 days before the
23expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement by a greater percentage
24than the consumer price index change.
AB11,102,6
12. If there is a decrease in the consumer price index change, provides for total
2base wages for authorized positions in the proposed collective bargaining agreement
3that exceeds the total base wages for authorized positions 180 days before the
4expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement decreased by a
5percentage of that expenditure that is equal to the decrease in the consumer price
6index change.
AB11, s. 293 7Section 293. 111.91 (3q) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,102,128 111.91 (3q) For purposes of determining compliance with sub. (3), the
9commission shall provide, upon request, to the employer or to any representative of
10a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee, the consumer price index
11change during any 12-month period. The commission may get the information from
12the department of revenue.
AB11, s. 294 13Section 294. 111.92 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB11,103,1114 111.92 (1) (a) Any tentative agreement reached between the office, or, as
15provided in s. 111.815 (1), the department of health services, acting for the state,
and
16any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s.
17111.825 (1), or (2) (a) to (e), or (2g) shall, after official ratification by the labor
18organization, be submitted by the office or department of health services to the joint
19committee on employment relations, which shall hold a public hearing before
20determining its approval or disapproval. If the committee approves the tentative
21agreement, it shall introduce in a bill or companion bills, to be put on the calendar
22or referred to the appropriate scheduling committee of each house, that portion of the
23tentative agreement which requires legislative action for implementation, such as
24salary and wage adjustments, changes in fringe benefits, and any proposed
25amendments, deletions or additions to existing law. Such bill or companion bills are

1not subject to ss. 13.093 (1), 13.50 (6) (a) and (b) and 16.47 (2). The committee may,
2however, submit suitable portions of the tentative agreement to appropriate
3legislative committees for advisory recommendations on the proposed terms. The
4committee shall accompany the introduction of such proposed legislation with a
5message that informs the legislature of the committee's concurrence with the
6matters under consideration and which recommends the passage of such legislation
7without change. If the joint committee on employment relations does not approve
8the tentative agreement, it shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation. If the
9legislature does not adopt without change that portion of the tentative agreement
10introduced by the joint committee on employment relations, the tentative agreement
11shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation.
AB11, s. 295 12Section 295. 111.92 (1) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 296 13Section 296. 111.92 (2m) of the statutes is repealed.
AB11, s. 297 14Section 297. 111.92 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 111.92 (3) (a) and
15amended to read:
AB11,103,1716 111.92 (3) (a) Agreements covering a collective bargaining unit specified under
17s. 111.825 (1) (g)
shall coincide with the fiscal year or biennium.
AB11, s. 298 18Section 298. 111.92 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,103,2219 111.92 (3) (b) No agreements covering a collective bargaining unit containing
20a general employee may be for a period that exceeds one year, and each agreement
21must coincide with the fiscal year. Agreements covering a collective bargaining unit
22containing a general employee may not be extended.
AB11, s. 299 23Section 299. 111.93 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 111.93 (3) (intro.) and
24amended to read:
AB11,104,2
1111.93 (3) (intro.) Except as provided in ss. 7.33 (4), 40.05, 40.80 (3), 111.91 (1)
2(cm), 230.35 (2d) and (3) (e) 6., and 230.88 (2) (b), if all of the following apply:
AB11,104,9 3(a) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a
4labor organization representing employees in a collective bargaining unit under s.
5111.825 (1) (g)
, the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of
6civil service and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the board
7of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, fringe benefits,
8hours, and conditions of employment whether or not the matters contained in those
9statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
AB11, s. 300 10Section 300. 111.93 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
AB11,104,1711 111.93 (3) (b) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer
12and a labor organization representing general employees in a collective bargaining
13unit, the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of civil service
14and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the board of regents of
15the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, whether or not the matters
16contained in those statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective
17bargaining agreement.
AB11, s. 301 18Section 301. Subchapter VI of chapter 111 [precedes 111.95] of the statutes is
19repealed.
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