111.81(15r) (15r) "Public safety employee" means any individual under s. 40.02 (48) (am) 7. or 8.
111.81(16) (16) "Referendum" means a proceeding conducted by the commission in which public safety employees in a collective bargaining unit may cast a secret ballot on the question of directing the labor organization and the employer to enter into a fair-share or maintenance of membership agreement or to terminate such an agreement.
111.81(17) (17) "Representative" includes any person chosen by an employee to represent the employee.
111.81(17m) (17m) "Research assistant" means a graduate student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who is receiving a stipend to conduct research that is primarily for the benefit of the student's own learning and research and which is independent or self-directed, but does not include students provided fellowships, scholarships, or traineeships which are distributed through other titles such as advanced opportunity fellow, fellow, scholar, or trainee, and does not include students with either an F-1 or a J-1 visa issued by the federal department of state.
111.81(18) (18) "Strike" includes any strike or other concerted stoppage of work by employees, and any concerted slowdown or other concerted interruption of operations or services by employees, or any concerted refusal to work or perform their usual duties as employees of the state.
111.81(19) (19) "Supervisor" means any individual whose principal work is different from that of the individual's subordinates and who has authority, in the interest of the employer, to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward or discipline employees, or to adjust their grievances, or to authoritatively recommend such action, if the individual's exercise of such authority is not of a merely routine or clerical nature, but requires the use of independent judgment.
111.81(19m) (19m) "Teaching assistant" means a graduate student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who is regularly assigned teaching and related responsibilities, other than manual or clerical responsibilities, under the supervision of a member of the faculty as defined in s. 36.05 (8).
111.81(20) (20) "Unfair labor practice" means any unfair labor practice specified in s. 111.84.
111.815 111.815 Duties of state.
111.815(1)(1) In the furtherance of this subchapter, the state shall be considered as a single employer and employment relations policies and practices throughout the state service shall be as consistent as practicable. The division shall negotiate and administer collective bargaining agreements. To coordinate the employer position in the negotiation of agreements, the division shall maintain close liaison with the legislature relative to the negotiation of agreements and the fiscal ramifications of those agreements. Except with respect to the collective bargaining units specified in s. 111.825 (1r) and (1t), the division is responsible for the employer functions of the executive branch under this subchapter, and shall coordinate its collective bargaining activities with operating state agencies on matters of agency concern. The legislative branch shall act upon those portions of tentative agreements negotiated by the division that require legislative action. With respect to the collective bargaining units specified in s. 111.825 (1r), the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System is responsible for the employer functions under this subchapter. With respect to the collective bargaining units specified in s. 111.825 (1t), the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is responsible for the employer functions under this subchapter. With respect to the collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1r) (ef), the governing board of the charter school established by contract under s. 118.40 (2r) (cm), 2013 stats., is responsible for the employer functions under this subchapter.
111.815(2) (2) The administrator of the division shall, together with the appointing authorities or their representatives, represent the state in its responsibility as an employer under this subchapter except with respect to negotiations in the collective bargaining units specified in s. 111.825 (1r) and (1t). Except as provided in s. 36.115 (7), the administrator of the division shall establish and maintain, wherever practicable, consistent employment relations policies and practices throughout the state service.
111.815(3) (3) With regard to collective bargaining activities involving employees who are assistant district attorneys, the administrator of the division shall maintain close liaison with the secretary of administration.
111.82 111.82 Rights of employees. Employees have the right of self-organization and the right to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing under this subchapter, and to engage in lawful, concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. Employees also have the right to refrain from any or all of such activities. A general employee has the right to refrain from paying dues while remaining a member of a collective bargaining unit.
111.82 History History: 1971 c. 270; 1995 a. 27; 2011 a. 10.
111.825 111.825 Collective bargaining units.
111.825(1) (1) It is the legislative intent that in order to foster meaningful collective bargaining, units must be structured in such a way as to avoid excessive fragmentation whenever possible. In accordance with this policy, collective bargaining units for employees in the classified service of the state are structured on a statewide basis with one collective bargaining unit for each of the following occupational groups:
111.825(1)(a) (a) Administrative support.
111.825(1)(b) (b) Blue collar and nonbuilding trades.
111.825(1)(c) (c) Building trades crafts.
111.825(1)(cm) (cm) Law enforcement.
111.825(1)(d) (d) Security and public safety.
111.825(1)(e) (e) Technical.
111.825(1)(f) (f) Professional:
111.825(1)(f)1. 1. Fiscal and staff services.
111.825(1)(f)2. 2. Research, statistics and analysis.
111.825(1)(f)3. 3. Legal.
111.825(1)(f)4. 4. Patient treatment.
111.825(1)(f)5. 5. Patient care.
111.825(1)(f)6. 6. Social services.
111.825(1)(f)7. 7. Education.
111.825(1)(f)8. 8. Engineering.
111.825(1)(f)9. 9. Science.
111.825(1)(g) (g) Public safety employees.
111.825(1r) (1r) Except as provided in sub. (2), collective bargaining units for employees who are employed by the University of Wisconsin System, other than employees who are assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are structured with one collective bargaining unit for each of the following occupational groups:
111.825(1r)(a) (a) Administrative support.
111.825(1r)(b) (b) Blue collar and nonbuilding trades.
111.825(1r)(c) (c) Building trades crafts.
111.825(1r)(cm) (cm) Law enforcement.
111.825(1r)(d) (d) Security and public safety.
111.825(1r)(e) (e) Technical.
111.825(1r)(eb) (eb) The program, project and teaching assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
111.825(1r)(ec) (ec) The program, project and teaching assistants of the Universities of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior and Whitewater.
111.825(1r)(ef) (ef) Instructional staff employed by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System who provide services for a charter school established by contract under s. 118.40 (2r) (cm), 2013 stats.
111.825(1r)(eh) (eh) Research assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
111.825(1r)(ei) (ei) Research assistants of the Universities of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Parkside, Platteville, River Falls, Stevens Point, Stout, Superior, and Whitewater.
111.825(1r)(em) (em) The program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
111.825(1r)(er) (er) Research assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
111.825(1r)(f) (f) Professional:
111.825(1r)(f)1. 1. Fiscal and staff services.
111.825(1r)(f)2. 2. Research, statistics, and analysis.
111.825(1r)(f)3. 3. Legal.
111.825(1r)(f)4. 4. Patient treatment.
111.825(1r)(f)5. 5. Patient care.
111.825(1r)(f)6. 6. Social services.
111.825(1r)(f)7. 7. Education.
111.825(1r)(f)8. 8. Engineering.
111.825(1r)(f)9. 9. Science.
111.825(1t) (1t) Except as provided in sub. (2), collective bargaining units for employees employed by the University of Wisconsin System and assigned to the University of Wisconsin-Madison are structured with one collective bargaining unit for each of the following occupational groups:
111.825(1t)(a) (a) Administrative support.
111.825(1t)(b) (b) Blue collar and nonbuilding trades.
111.825(1t)(c) (c) Building trades crafts.
111.825(1t)(cm) (cm) Law enforcement.
111.825(1t)(d) (d) Security and public safety.
111.825(1t)(e) (e) Technical.
111.825(1t)(em) (em) The program, project, and teaching assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
111.825(1t)(er) (er) Research assistants of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
111.825(1t)(f) (f) Professional:
111.825(1t)(f)1. 1. Fiscal and staff services.
111.825(1t)(f)2. 2. Research, statistics, and analysis.
111.825(1t)(f)3. 3. Legal.
111.825(1t)(f)4. 4. Patient treatment.
111.825(1t)(f)5. 5. Patient care.
111.825(1t)(f)6. 6. Social services.
111.825(1t)(f)7. 7. Education.
111.825(1t)(f)8. 8. Engineering.
111.825(1t)(f)9. 9. Science.
111.825(2) (2) Collective bargaining units for employees in the unclassified service of the state shall be structured with one collective bargaining unit for each of the following groups:
111.825(2)(d) (d) Assistant district attorneys.
111.825(2)(e) (e) Attorneys employed in the office of the state public defender.
111.825(3) (3) The commission shall assign employees to the appropriate collective bargaining units set forth in subs. (1), (1r), (1t), and (2).
111.825(4) (4) Any labor organization may petition for recognition as the exclusive representative of a collective bargaining unit specified in sub. (1), (1r), (1t), or (2) in accordance with the election procedures set forth in s. 111.83, provided the petition is accompanied by a 30% showing of interest in the form of signed authorization cards. Each additional labor organization seeking to appear on the ballot shall file petitions within 60 days of the date of filing of the original petition and prove, through signed authorization cards, that at least 10% of the employees in the collective bargaining unit want it to be their representative.
111.825(5) (5) Although supervisors are not considered employees for purposes of this subchapter, the commission may consider a petition for a statewide collective bargaining unit of professional supervisors or a statewide unit of nonprofessional supervisors in the classified service, but the representative of supervisors may not be affiliated with any labor organization representing employees. For purposes of this subsection, affiliation does not include membership in a national, state, county or municipal federation of national or international labor organizations. The certified representative of supervisors who are not public safety employees may not bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages as provided in s. 111.91 (3), and the certified representative of supervisors who are public safety employees may not bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages and fringe benefits as provided in s. 111.91 (1).
111.825(6) (6)
111.825(6)(a)(a) The commission shall assign only an employee of the department of administration, department of transportation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, or board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System who engages in the detection and prevention of crime, who enforces the laws and who is authorized to make arrests for violations of the laws; an employee of the department of administration, department of transportation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, or board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System who provides technical law enforcement support to such employees; and an employee of the department of transportation who engages in motor vehicle inspection or operator's license examination to a collective bargaining unit under sub. (1) (cm), (1r) (cm), or (1t) (cm), whichever is appropriate.
111.825(6)(b) (b) The commission may assign only a public safety employee to the collective bargaining unit under sub. (1) (g).
111.825(7) (7) Notwithstanding sub. (3), if on July 1, 2015, an employee of the University of Wisconsin System is assigned to a collective bargaining unit under sub. (1) or (2) (a), (b), (c), (g), (h), or (i) [sub. (1) or s. 111.825 (2) (a), (b), (c), (g), (h), or (i), 2013 stats.] the commission shall assign the person to the corresponding collective bargaining unit under sub. (1r) or (1t), whichever is appropriate. Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, the commission may not assign any other persons to the collective bargaining units under sub. (1r) or (1t).
111.825 Note NOTE: As the result of an error in the transcription of 2013 Wis. Act 20, sections 2365m and 9448, which changed the effective date of the creation of sub. (7) by 2011 Wis. Act 32, section 2410o, from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2015, the date contained in sub. (7) was incorrectly shown as "July 1, 2013," from July 1, 2013, until July 7, 2015 and in the 2013-14 printed volumes. The correct date is inserted under s. 35.17.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 60 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before August 26, 2015. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 26, 2015 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-26-15)