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County board against union contract ratifications

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 WAUSAU (WAOW)-- Marathon County union workers will not see their contracts ratified before they lose collective bargaining rights.

The decision was made today in a 24-10 vote by the Marathon County Board of Supervisors.

Last Thursday, union leaders asked the board to extend county employee contracts before Governor Walker's bill stripped most collective bargaining rights.

In a 22-10 vote, supervisors decided not to extend those contracts, saying they felt the process would be too rushed for consideration.

Board Chair Keith Langanhan says they were given more time after a judge issued a temporary restraining order regarding Governor Walker's budget bill.

In spite of the extra time, county supervisors voted not to reconsider those contracts.

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