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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
November 29, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Considine, Hesselbein,
Spreitzer, C. Taylor, Bowen, Genrich, Pope, Fields, Goyke, Zamarripa,
Berceau, Subeck, Anderson, Billings, Sargent, Shankland, Kolste and
Sinicki, cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Shilling, Wirch, Johnson,
Hansen and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Labor.
AB695,1,4 1An Act to renumber and amend 111.91 (3); to amend 111.825 (5) and 111.91
2(3q); and to create 111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes; relating to: collective
3bargaining over workplace safety for employees of the Department of
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows employees of the Department of Corrections to collectively
bargain over workplace safety for the employees. Current law limits a person who
is employed by the state who is not a police officer or fire fighter from collectively
bargaining with the state over any issue except a percentage increase in base wages
that does not exceed the percentage change in the consumer price index.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB695,1 5Section 1. 111.825 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB695,2,96 111.825 (5) Although supervisors are not considered employees for purposes
7of this subchapter, the commission may consider a petition for a statewide collective
8bargaining unit of professional supervisors or a statewide unit of nonprofessional

1supervisors in the classified service, but the representative of supervisors may not
2be affiliated with any labor organization representing employees. For purposes of
3this subsection, affiliation does not include membership in a national, state, county
4or municipal federation of national or international labor organizations. The
5certified representative of supervisors who are not public safety employees may not
6bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages as matters provided
7in s. 111.91 (3), and the certified representative of supervisors who are public safety
8employees may not bargain collectively with respect to any matter other than wages
9and fringe benefits as provided in s. 111.91 (1).
AB695,2 10Section 2. 111.91 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 111.91 (3) (am), and 111.91
11(3) (am) 2. (intro.), as renumbered, is amended to read:
AB695,2,1412 111.91 (3) (am) 2. (intro.) Unless the electors in a statewide referendum
13approve a total base wages increase that exceeds the total base wages expenditure
14described in this paragraph subdivision, any proposal that does any of the following:
AB695,3 15Section 3. 111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB695,2,1816 111.91 (3) (bm) Notwithstanding par. (am), if a collective bargaining unit
17contains employees of the department of corrections, workplace safety for the
18employees of the department of corrections is subject to collective bargaining.
AB695,4 19Section 4. 111.91 (3q) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB695,2,2420 111.91 (3q) For purposes of determining compliance with sub. (3) (am), the
21commission shall provide, upon request, to the employer or to any representative of
22a collective bargaining unit containing a general employee, the consumer price index
23change during any 12-month period. The commission may get the information from
24the department of revenue.
AB695,5 25Section 5. Initial applicability.
1(1) Collective bargaining for department of corrections employees. The
2treatment of sections 111.825 (5) and 111.91 (3q) of the statutes, the renumbering
3and amendment of section 111.91 (3) of the statutes, and the creation of section
4111.91 (3) (bm) of the statutes first apply to an employee who is covered by a collective
5bargaining agreement on the day on which the collective bargaining agreement
6expires or is extended, modified, or renewed, whichever occurs first.
AB695,3,77 (End)