Milwaukee County Board OKs nurses' contract extension

Negotiations also under way on new pact for county's largest union. Steve Schultze, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 23, 2011 Nurses who work for Milwaukee County won a one-year union contract extension Thursday, a move that forestalls some of the impact of the new state law greatly restricting public employee collective bargaining. The County Board approved the nurses' contract on a 15-4 vote, and County Executive Chris Abele signed it. The state law is slated to take effect Wednesday. Meanwhile, negotiations were under way on a new contract for the county's largest union, District Council 48 of AFSCME, in an effort to beat the state law. ... Milwaukee