By Kevin Lee

MADISON  –  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has introduced a budget repair proposal that would strip away nearly all collective bargaining rights for most of the state's public employee unions.

Under the proposal, unions would only be allowed to collectively bargain over wage increases, which would be capped at the rate of inflation unless voters decided otherwise.

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Public employee union members would not have to pay union dues and employers would be barred from collecting dues, which could affect membership going forward.

“For those who might ask, ‘Why not bargain for this?’ Again, we’re not negotiating over a budget. If you’re going to negotiate, you’re going to do it in good faith, you have to have something to offer. The state’s broke, local governments (are) broke. They don’t have anything to offer,” he said.

This post is an excerpt. To read more, please visit the original article at WisconsinReporter.com.

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Workers who chose to leave unions want to fend for themselves but current law requires unions in union shops to negotiate their pay and work conditions. "Worker's Choice" gives employees the freedom to choose representation.

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