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State's largest teachers' unions delay merger vote

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's two largest teachers' unions are pushing back an April vote on merging. The two groups issued a statement Wednesday saying feedback from members seeking more information led to the delay.

The Wisconsin Education Association Council and the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin have talked about merging for more than a year as membership declines due to Act 10, the state law that took away nearly all collective bargaining for most public-sector union workers.

Both unions say a committee will be created to provide more information about what a new merged organization would look like and how it would operate.

The unions say membership has declined about 30% since Act 10 took effect in 2011.

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