Madison teachers' union calls on district to talk
MADISON- The Madison teachers' union that successfully challenged the constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker's law taking away their ability to collectively bargain is now asking the school district to negotiate with them.
Madison Teachers, Inc., sent a letter Tuesday to the president of the district's board of education asking that talks begin in light of last week's court ruling.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen appealed the ruling Tuesday and asked the judge to put the ruling on hold while the appeal is pending.
The ruling restores the ability of school and local government unions to bargain over working conditions, hours and wage increases greater than inflation.
Madison's superintendent Jane Belmore has said she doesn't want to take any action given the uncertainties around the ongoing case.