State Supreme Court won’t review UW Health nurses’ union case

The UW Health nurses’ union faces another roadblock in its ongoing efforts to be recognized by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority after the state Supreme Court last week declined to take the union’s case, according to a report from The Capital Times.

Back in November, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) determined that UW Health nurses cannot legally obtain mandatory union recognition and require the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority to participate in collective bargaining. The nurses’ union was asking the state’s high court to weigh in on whether UW Health can voluntarily recognize the union.

As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, the prior WERC ruling remains in effect and the dispute remains open with a case pending in Dane County Circuit Court.