2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 29, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Considine, Hesselbein,
Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Bowen, Genrich, Pope, Fields, Goyke, Zamarripa,
Berceau, Subeck, Anderson, Billings, Sargent, Shankland, Kolste and
Sinicki, cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Shilling, Wirch,
Hansen and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Labor.
1An Act to renumber and amend
111.91 (3); to amend
111.825 (5) and 111.91 2
(3q); and to create
111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: collective
3bargaining over workplace safety for employees of the Department of
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows employees of the Department of Corrections to collectively
bargain over workplace safety for the employees. Current law limits a person who
is employed by the state who is not a police officer or fire fighter from collectively
bargaining with the state over any issue except a percentage increase in base wages
that does not exceed the percentage change in the consumer price index.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
111.825 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
Although supervisors are not considered employees for purposes 7
of this subchapter, the commission may consider a petition for a statewide collective 8
bargaining unit of professional supervisors or a statewide unit of nonprofessional
supervisors in the classified service, but the representative of supervisors may not 2
be affiliated with any labor organization representing employees. For purposes of 3
this subsection, affiliation does not include membership in a national, state, county 4
or municipal federation of national or international labor organizations. The 5
certified representative of supervisors who are not public safety employees may not 6
bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages as matters
in s. 111.91 (3), and the certified representative of supervisors who are public safety 8
employees may not bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages 9
and fringe benefits as provided in s. 111.91 (1).
111.91 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 111.91 (3) (am), and 111.91 11
(3) (am) 2. (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
(am) 2. (intro.) Unless the electors in a statewide referendum 13
approve a total base wages increase that exceeds the total base wages expenditure 14
described in this paragraph subdivision
, any proposal that does any of the following:
111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
(bm) Notwithstanding par. (am), if a collective bargaining unit 17
contains employees of the department of corrections, workplace safety for the 18
employees of the department of corrections is subject to collective bargaining.
111.91 (3q) of the statutes is amended to read:
For purposes of determining compliance with sub. (3) (am)
, the 21
commission shall provide, upon request, to the employer or to any representative of 22
a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee, the consumer price index 23
change during any 12-month period. The commission may get the information from 24
the department of revenue.
(1) Collective bargaining for department of corrections employees.
treatment of sections 111.825 (5) and 111.91 (3q) of the statutes, the renumbering 3
and amendment of section 111.91 (3) of the statutes, and the creation of section 4
111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes first apply to an employee who is covered by a collective 5
bargaining agreement on the day on which the collective bargaining agreement 6
expires or is extended, modified, or renewed, whichever occurs first.