Burke reiterates opposition to parts of union law

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014 --- 10:01 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke says if elected she would work to repeal portions of the law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.

But Burke supports parts of the 2011 law that require workers to pay more for health care and pension benefits. And Burke continues to say she would not repeal the law known as Act 10 if elected.

Burke reiterated her position on the law in a Wisconsin State Journal story published Sunday (http://tiny.cc/44wjhx ), saying that she would work to repeal portions of the law that ban required union dues collection and automatic dues deductions.

Burke says she also opposed a provision requiring a majority of an employee group to vote every year to remain unionized.

Copyright: Associated Press 2014

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