A proposal to allow UW faculty bargaining is facing criticism from a state lawmaker.
Governor Doyle's proposed budget includes a provision that permits unions on campus, and that's drawing opposition from State Senator Glenn Grothman. The West Bend Republican is asking the Legislature's budget committee to kill the plan, which he says would cost the state more money and reduce the quality of the UW System.
Grothman cites a study conducted by faculty at Ohio State that found reduced quality at unionized universities. He also says Wisconsin shouldn't be the only school in the Big Ten to allow faculty bargaining.