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I am a public school teacher in a post-Act 10 Wisconsin School District.  In general we have had a gentle transition from our worker's utopia to the brand new corporate world now required by Governor Walker. I still belong to WEAC, the Wisconsin branch of the NEA. However, something happened at work today that irritated me and I am looking for some input from any labor experts out there.  Follow me beyond the Orange Curly thing...

As an association, we have a monthly newsletter.  Nothing fancy, just some news, printed and copied on a standard copier.  We pay the district to make the copies for us as we always have. In the past our Union Reps would just put the newsletter in our mailbox.  Our mailbox is just a wooden cubby hole.  We get regular mail, notices from administration, notices we are supposed to pass on to students, etc.  Now we are being told that we can no longer receive the newsletter in the mailbox.  Instead, the Reps are to deliver by hand the newsletter after hours.  

My question is this:  Is this new restriction placed upon our association a legitimate one?  Is this just a case where the employer can do this just to be vexatious?  I would say that past practice would come into play but I think Act 10 eliminates that.  

Originally posted to astroguy on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 04:14 PM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Badger State Progressive.

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