Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Wis Teacher's union has employees which are unionized...

and while WEAC is at the Capitol raising hell, they do not allow their own unionized employees to use work hours for union activities.

Considering that there were a number of school closures and sickouts during the rallies in Madison, it is instructive to find a provision (Article 3.03) in the WEAC employee contract that forbids employees from engaging in staff union business during normal work hours. Not only that, but Article 16.07 requires that WEAC employees "who are absent from work due to illness or disability for more than five (5) consecutive days shall, at the option of the Employer, provide the Employer with a physician's statement prior to receiving further sick leave benefits."