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Stakeholders Line Up Against Bill Aimed at Reducing Union Role on Advisory Council

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Monday, May 22, 2017 | 1336 | 0 | 25 min read

Insurers have joined Wisconsin trial attorneys and worker advocates to oppose an Assembly bill that would blunt labor’s influence on the state Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. AB 308 proposes to reduce the number of labor representatives on the council from five to two to better reflect the percentage of Wisconsin workers who belong to unions, said Rep. John Spiros, R-Marshfield. “Unions represent 8% of the workers in Wisconsin,” Spiros said. “By that percentage, there’d be less than one labor representative on the council. They feel the system work...

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