111.91(3)(b)2. 2. If there is a decrease or no change in the consumer price index change, provides for any change in total base wages for authorized positions in the proposed collective bargaining agreement from the total base wages for authorized positions 180 days before the expiration of the previous collective bargaining agreement.
111.91(3q) (3q) For purposes of determining compliance with sub. (3), the commission shall provide, upon request, to the employer or to any representative of a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee, the consumer price index change during any 12-month period. The commission may get the information from the department of revenue.
111.91(4) (4) The director of the office, in connection with the development of tentative collective bargaining agreements to be submitted under s. 111.92 (1) (a), shall endeavor to obtain tentative agreements with each recognized or certified labor organization representing employees or supervisors of employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (a) and with each certified labor organization representing employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (b) to (e) which do not contain any provision for the payment to any employee of a cumulative or noncumulative amount of compensation in recognition of or based on the period of time an employee has been employed by the state.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4) is amended eff. 7-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32, as affected by 2013 Wis. Act 20, ss. 2365m and 9448, to read:
Effective date text (4) The director of the office, in connection with the development of tentative collective bargaining agreements to be submitted under s. 111.92 (1) (a) 1., shall endeavor to obtain tentative agreements with each recognized or certified labor organization representing employees or supervisors of employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (a) and with each certified labor organization representing employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (b) to (e) which do not contain any provision for the payment to any employee of a cumulative or noncumulative amount of compensation in recognition of or based on the period of time an employee has been employed by the state.
111.91 Annotation The effective date of state employees' collective bargaining agreements is a mandatory subject of bargaining. Department of Administration v. WERC, 90 Wis. 2d 426, 280 N.W.2d 150 (1979).
111.91 Annotation Matters that affect the separate interests of bargaining units, such as the interest in not losing work to another unit, are not conditions of employment under s. 111.93 (3). Sub. (2) (b) 2., prohibiting bargaining regarding job classification and allocation, will not be overridden by permitting the loss of bargaining unit work on account of a position reallocation to be bargained, grieved, or arbitrated. WERC v. Wisconsin Building Trades Negotiating Committee, 2003 WI App 178, 266 Wis. 2d 512, 669 N.W.2d 499, 02-2232.
111.91 Annotation Unfair labor practices and collective bargaining regarding pensions as to state employees discussed. 64 Atty. Gen. 18.
111.915 111.915 Labor proposals. The director of the office shall notify and consult with the joint committee on employment relations, in such form and detail as the committee requests, regarding substantial changes in wages, employee benefits, personnel management, and program policy contract provisions to be included in any contract proposal to be offered to any labor organization by the state or to be agreed to by the state before such proposal is actually offered or accepted.
111.915 History History: 1977 c. 196; 2003 a. 33.
111.92 111.92 Agreements.
111.92(1)(1)
111.92(1)(a)(a) Any tentative agreement reached between the office and any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1) or (2) (a) to (e) shall, after official ratification by the labor organization, be submitted by the office to the joint committee on employment relations, which shall hold a public hearing before determining its approval or disapproval. If the committee approves the tentative agreement, it shall introduce in a bill or companion bills, to be put on the calendar or referred to the appropriate scheduling committee of each house, that portion of the tentative agreement which requires legislative action for implementation, such as salary and wage adjustments, changes in fringe benefits, and any proposed amendments, deletions or additions to existing law. Such bill or companion bills are not subject to ss. 13.093 (1), 13.50 (6) (a) and (b) and 16.47 (2). The committee may, however, submit suitable portions of the tentative agreement to appropriate legislative committees for advisory recommendations on the proposed terms. The committee shall accompany the introduction of such proposed legislation with a message that informs the legislature of the committee's concurrence with the matters under consideration and which recommends the passage of such legislation without change. If the joint committee on employment relations does not approve the tentative agreement, it shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation. If the legislature does not adopt without change that portion of the tentative agreement introduced by the joint committee on employment relations, the tentative agreement shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation.
111.92 Note NOTE: Par. (a) is affected effective 7-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32, as affected by 2013 Wis. Act 20, ss. 2365m and 9448, to read:
Effective date text (a) 1. Any tentative agreement reached between the office and any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1) or (2) (d) or (e) shall, after official ratification by the labor organization, be submitted by the office to the joint committee on employment relations, which shall hold a public hearing before determining its approval or disapproval.
Effective date text 2. Any tentative agreement reached between the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, acting for the state, and any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1r) shall, after official ratification by the labor organization, be submitted by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to the joint committee on employment relations, which shall hold a public hearing before determining its approval or disapproval.
Effective date text 3. Any tentative agreement reached between the University of Wisconsin-Madison, acting for the state, and any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1t) shall, after official ratification by the labor organization, be submitted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the joint committee on employment relations, which shall hold a public hearing before determining its approval or disapproval.
Effective date text 4. If the committee approves a tentative agreement under subd. 1., 2., or 3., it shall introduce in a bill or companion bills, to be put on the calendar or referred to the appropriate scheduling committee of each house, that portion of the tentative agreement which requires legislative action for implementation, such as salary and wage adjustments, changes in fringe benefits, and any proposed amendments, deletions or additions to existing law. Such bill or companion bills are not subject to ss. 13.093 (1), 13.50 (6) (a) and (b) and 16.47 (2). The committee may, however, submit suitable portions of the tentative agreement to appropriate legislative committees for advisory recommendations on the proposed terms. The committee shall accompany the introduction of such proposed legislation with a message that informs the legislature of the committee's concurrence with the matters under consideration and which recommends the passage of such legislation without change. If the joint committee on employment relations does not approve the tentative agreement, it shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation. If the legislature does not adopt without change that portion of the tentative agreement introduced by the joint committee on employment relations, the tentative agreement shall be returned to the parties for renegotiation.
111.92(1)(c) (c) Any tentative agreement reached between the governing board of the charter school established by contract under s. 118.40 (2r) (cm), acting for the state, and any labor organization representing a collective bargaining unit specified in s. 111.825 (1r) (ef) shall, after official ratification by the labor organization and approval by the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, be executed by the parties.
111.92(2) (2) No portion of any tentative agreement shall become effective separately.
111.92(3) (3)
111.92(3)(a)(a) Agreements covering a collective bargaining unit specified under s. 111.825 (1) (g) shall coincide with the fiscal year or biennium.
111.92(3)(b) (b) No agreements covering a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee may be for a period that exceeds one year, and each agreement must coincide with the fiscal year. Agreements covering a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee may not be extended.
111.92(4) (4) It is the declared intention under this subchapter that the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and their approval by the parties should coincide with the overall fiscal planning and processes of the state.
111.92(5) (5) Notwithstanding any other provision of the statutes, all compensation adjustments for employees shall be effective on the beginning date of the pay period nearest the statutory or administrative date.
111.92 Annotation Courts have no jurisdiction to review legislative rules of proceeding, which are those rules having "to do with the process the legislature uses to propose or pass legislation or how it determines the qualifications of its members." Sub. (1) (a) does not set forth a legislative rule of proceeding. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. DOA, 2009 WI 79, 319 Wis. 2d 439, 768 N.W.2d 700, 07-1160.
111.92 Annotation Matters within the scope of bargaining under s. 111.91, agreed to by the department of administration and a state employee union, are not effective until submitted as tentative agreements to and approved by the joint committee on employment relations. 67 Atty. Gen 38.
111.93 111.93 Effect of labor organization; status of existing benefits and rights.
111.93(1)(1) If no collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a labor organization representing classified employees in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is recognized or certified, employees in the unit shall retain the right of appeal under s. 230.44.
111.93(2) (2) All civil service and other applicable statutes concerning wages, fringe benefits, hours and conditions of employment apply to employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (a) who are not included in collective bargaining units for which a representative is recognized or certified and to employees specified in s. 111.81 (7) (b) to (f) who are not included in a collective bargaining unit for which a representative is certified.
111.93(3) (3) Except as provided in ss. 7.33 (4), 40.05, 40.80 (3), 111.91 (1) (cm), 230.35 (2d) and (3) (e) 6., and 230.88 (2) (b), all of the following apply:
111.93(3)(a) (a) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a labor organization representing employees in a collective bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g), the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of civil service and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, fringe benefits, hours, and conditions of employment whether or not the matters contained in those statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
111.93(3)(b) (b) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a labor organization representing general employees in a collective bargaining unit, the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of civil service and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, whether or not the matters contained in those statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
111.93 Note NOTE: Sub. (3) is affected effective 7-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32, as affected by 2013 Wis. Act 20, ss. 2365m and 9448, to read:
Effective date text (3) Except as provided in ss. 7.33 (4), 40.05, 40.80 (3), 111.91 (1) (cm), 230.35 (2d) and (3) (e) 6., and 230.88 (2) (b), all of the following apply:
Effective date text (a) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a labor organization representing employees in a collective bargaining unit under s. 111.825 (1) (g), the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of civil service and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, fringe benefits, hours, and conditions of employment whether or not the matters contained in those statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
Effective date text (b) If a collective bargaining agreement exists between the employer and a labor organization representing general employees in a collective bargaining unit, the provisions of that agreement shall supersede the provisions of civil service and other applicable statutes, as well as rules and policies of the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System, related to wages, whether or not the matters contained in those statutes, rules, and policies are set forth in the collective bargaining agreement.
111.93 Annotation Matters that affect the separate interests of bargaining units, such as the interest in not losing work to another unit, are not conditions of employment under sub. (3). Section 111.91 (2) (b) 2., prohibiting bargaining regarding job classification and allocation, will not be overridden by permitting the loss of bargaining unit work on account of a position reallocation to be bargained, grieved, or arbitrated. WERC v. Wisconsin Building Trades Negotiating Committee, 2003 WI App 178, 266 Wis. 2d 512, 669 N.W.2d 499, 02-2232.
111.93 Annotation A statutory provision that is being superseded by a collective bargaining agreement under sub. (3) must relate to conditions of employment. The disclosure requirement of the public records law, s. 19.35 (1) (a) relates to informing the public about the affairs of government through the provision of public records and does not relate to conditions of employment as that term is used in sub. (3) and a bargaining agreement provision does not supersede s. 19.35 (1) (a). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel v. DOA, 2009 WI 79, 319 Wis. 2d 439, 768 N.W.2d 700, 07-1160.
111.935 111.935 Representatives and elections for research assistants.
111.935(1)(1) In this section, "authorization card" means a signed card that employees complete to indicate their preferences regarding collective bargaining.
111.935(2) (2) Notwithstanding s. 111.83 (2), the commission shall establish a procedure whereby research assistants may determine whether to form themselves into collective bargaining units under s. 111.825 (2) (g), (h), or (i) by authorization cards in lieu of secret ballot. The procedure shall provide that once a majority of research assistants have indicated their preference on the authorization cards to form themselves into a collective bargaining unit, the collective bargaining unit is established.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) is amended eff. 7-1-15 by 2011 Wis. Act 32, as affected by 2013 Wis. Act 20, ss. 2365m and 9448, to read:
Effective date text (2) Notwithstanding s. 111.83 (2), the commission shall establish a procedure whereby research assistants may determine whether to form themselves into collective bargaining units under s. 111.825 (1r) (eh), (ei), or (er) or (1t) (er) by authorization cards in lieu of secret ballot. The procedure shall provide that once a majority of research assistants have indicated their preference on the authorization cards to form themselves into a collective bargaining unit, the collective bargaining unit is established.
111.935 History History: 2009 a. 28; 2011 a. 32; 2013 a. 20 ss. 2365m, 9448.
111.94 111.94 Rules, transcripts, training programs, fees.
111.94(1)(1) The commission may adopt reasonable and proper rules relative to the exercise of its powers and authority and proper rules to govern its proceedings and to regulate the conduct of all elections and hearings. The commission shall, upon request, provide a transcript of a proceeding to any party to the proceeding for a fee, established by rule, by the commission at a uniform rate per page. All transcript fees shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.425 (1) (i).
111.94(2) (2) The commission shall assess and collect a filing fee for filing a complaint alleging that an unfair labor practice has been committed under s. 111.84. The commission shall assess and collect a filing fee for filing a request that the commission act as an arbitrator to resolve a dispute involving the interpretation or application of a collective bargaining agreement under s. 111.86. The commission shall assess and collect a filing fee for filing a request that the commission initiate fact-finding under s. 111.88. The commission shall assess and collect a filing fee for filing a request that the commission act as a mediator under s. 111.87. For the performance of commission actions under s. 111.86, 111.87 and 111.88, the commission shall require that the parties to the dispute equally share in the payment of the fee and, for the performance of commission actions involving a complaint alleging that an unfair labor practice has been committed under s. 111.84, the commission shall require that the party filing the complaint pay the entire fee. If any party has paid a filing fee requesting the commission to act as a mediator for a labor dispute and the parties do not enter into a voluntary settlement of the labor dispute, the commission may not subsequently assess or collect a filing fee to initiate fact-finding to resolve the same labor dispute. If any request concerns issues arising as a result of more than one unrelated event or occurrence, each such separate event or occurrence shall be treated as a separate request. The commission shall promulgate rules establishing a schedule of filing fees to be paid under this subsection. Fees required to be paid under this subsection shall be paid at the time of filing the complaint or the request for fact-finding, mediation or arbitration. A complaint or request for fact-finding, mediation or arbitration is not filed until the date such fee or fees are paid. Fees collected under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.425 (1) (i).
111.94(3) (3) The commission may provide training programs to individuals and organizations on collective bargaining, including on areas of management and labor cooperation directly or indirectly affecting collective bargaining, and may charge a reasonable fee for participation in the programs.
111.94 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ERC 50, Wis. adm. code.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)