Wisconsin Governor Signs Law That Enshrines Limited Health Care Bargaining Rights For Police, Firefighters

WISCONSIN — Police officers and firefighters have received a guarantee that their union contract negotiations can include how much they must pay for health care coverage and who gets covered under legislation that Gov. Tony Evers signed Wednesday.

The new law overrides a state labor commission opinion that local governments had no obligation to offer health care coverage at all for public safety employees. It is an exception in the last decade for bolstering union rights in Wisconsin rather than cutting them back.

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