Kenosha Teachers Union Decertified
We're posting this here, since the local mainstream media doesn't appear interested in reporting on this.
This is a Mark Belling Exclusive:
I have learned the third largest teachers union in the state, the Kenosha Education Association, has been decertified. Only 37 percent of the teachers in the Kenosha Unified School District voted to reauthorize the union in a recent vote. District spokesperson Tanya Ruder says the district was notified by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission of the decertification vote. Under Act 10, public employee unions must be recertified every year by an affirmative vote of at least 50 percent of the employees. The Kenosha vote means the union is not legally authorized to represent Kenosha teachers on any matter, including bargaining for wages.
Teachers can still voluntarily make contributions to the decertified union and it can represent individual teachers if they wish. The union, however, no longer has any official status in Kenosha schools. It is the largest teachers union in Wisconsin to go under since Act 10 became law.
Kenosha Unified is the third largest district in Wisconsin with boundaries that extend well outside the City of Kenosha into Kenosha County.
September 12, 2013
See original announcement here.