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Labor commission lawyer: Union elections likely

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for the state’s labor commission says union recertification elections are likely to begin next week given a Wisconsin Supreme Court order issued late Thursday.

Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission attorney Peter Davis said Friday that the commission will meet Monday morning and receive advice from the attorney general’s office about how to proceed.

The Supreme Court vacated a contempt order issued against the commissioners for moving ahead with the elections. The court did not rule on the underlying case, which declared unconstitutional portions of the collective bargaining law affecting local unions.

The unions’ attorney, Lester Pines, has said if commissioners move ahead with the elections while the appeal is pending, he may ask the Supreme Court to find them in contempt.

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