The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining between teachers unions and school boards across the state.
The vote was 6-3, with all Republicans on the panel voting for the bill and all Democrats against.
Sponsor Sen. Jack Johnson said passage of the bill — SB113 — will remove ‘an albatross from around the neck of our school boards across the state’ and remove a roadblock to education reform.
A similar panel in Ohio is considering legislation to end collective bargaining rights for public sector workers. And the trend is set to spread quickly from Wisconsin to many other states.