Kersten on unions: Law means change in function, worker treatment

Our own Prof. Andrew Kersten offered his expertise on public employee unions and the impending changes to those organizations during a Wednesday interview with WFRV, Channel 5. Once the state’s contentious Budget Repair Bill goes into effect Tuesday (June 28), union dues will become optional and unions will have to re-certify annually. The changes pose logistical challenges and mean workers will be asked to do more for less, Kersten said. You can check out comments by Kersten and two union leaders at