January 31, 2013
On the heels of two circuit court victories which overturned decisions issued by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC), the WPPA’s in-house legal staff has achieved yet another triumph. In this critical case, the WPPA challenged a city’s application of new collective bargaining laws which mandate newly hired police officers to pay more for their pensions. The decision is already impacting police officers all across the state.
In 2011, a number of changes were enacted to the state’s collective bargaining laws for police officers. Among them was the requirement that officers hired after July 1, 2011 pay a mandatory contribution to their pension. The law made clear, however, that the law only applied to officers “who are … Continue reading