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Both parties recognize the Democrats' scam
Topic - Paul Secunda
Following a bitter battle over worker rights that attracted national attention earlier this year, Wisconsin no longer will be obligated to bargain with its largest public-employee unions after the weakened labor groups decided Thursday against seeking recertification votes in the state.
Experiences in Mississippi and other states without collective bargaining show public employees still can work with employers to get what they want, said Paul Secunda, a labor law professor and program coordinator for the Marquette Labor and Employment Law Program in Milwaukee.
"It doesn't have the bells and whistles of formal recognition. But what you do have is strength in numbers. It's only going to be the most callous state employer that ignores that," Mr. Secunda said. "The problem is, beyond consideration, there is no stick backed up by the law to force them to do anything."