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Spring 2012

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University of Dayton Law Review


Beyond terms and conditions of employment, topics such as salaries and fringe benefits, issues that, again, were central in Wisconsin and Ohio, courts agree that an array of topics are subject to mandatory negotiations. ...

Put another way, Wisconsin led the way as the first state to mandate negotiations for public sector employees, including teachers, while also being the initial jurisdiction to enact reforms aimed at limiting the scope of unions and collective bargaining. ...

The fact that the attempted recall of Walker failed aside, such a strategy raises a question about the power of unions who represent a minority of residents in Wisconsin to impact state and local economies as well as the political process as a whole. ...

The final two sections of this Article reflect on the controversies about the scope and parameters of collective bargaining between public school teachers and their boards in Wisconsin and Ohio, using developments in these two states as a springboard to an examination of the larger picture concerning education labor relations.

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