Per the Green Bay Press-Gazette today:
The City of Green Bay is now looking to hire a private security firm to provide school crossing guards; currently, crossing guards are employed by the city, represented by the Teamsters Union, and are paid around $12 per hour. The guards fear that privatizing the service would drop their pay and benefits, although there's no evidence cited in the story that would back up their claim.
The city is able to make this move without having to rely on collective bargaining with the Teamsters, thanks to Governor Scott Walker's bill to scale back union bargaining power. Details of how much the move will save the district have not been divulged; although the district is set to pay $339,872 per year for the crossing guard service.
Read the full story here.
(Cross-posted at The Yankee Review.)