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Latest union proposal exempts transit workers


MADISON (WKOW) -- The latest version of Governor Walker's state budget would allow local government transit workers to retain their collect bargaining rights.

The legislature is set to vote on the proposal this week.

The first version that passed in March, but is tied up in court, covered transit workers. There was a concern that Wisconsin could lose about $60 million a year in federal transit aid if the workers' collective bargaining rights were removed.

Transit workers would join local police and firefighters, along with the State Patrol, in retaining their bargaining rights under the latest version the Assembly is taking up Tuesday as part of the state budget.

Walker's spokesman says the governor supports the latest version which otherwise largely mirrors the original.


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