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Unions lose in health care cost fight with Green Bay, Brown County

7:32 AM, Dec. 11, 2012  |  Comments
Green Bay firefighters battle a structure fire at 1307 Mather Street last week. A judge ruled Monday that the city of Green Bay and Brown County can impose higher health care insurance costs on police officers or firefighters without negotiating with their unions.
Green Bay firefighters battle a structure fire at 1307 Mather Street last week. A judge ruled Monday that the city of Green Bay and Brown County can impose higher health care insurance costs on police officers or firefighters without negotiating with their unions.
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The city of Green Bay and Brown County can impose higher health care insurance costs on union police officers or firefighters without negotiating with the unions, a judge ruled Monday.

Brown County Circuit Judge Marc Hammer ruled that a state law commonly known as Act 32 "is clear on its face" in curtailing collective bargaining rights for public safety employees.

Police officers and firefighters had argued that Green Bay and Brown County overstepped their bounds in boosting deductibles, co-pays and other health care expenses to match those required of other city and county employees.

The unions filed suit last year, first against the city on behalf of police officers and firefighters, later adding the county as a co-defendant after the county imposed similar cost increases on unionized county sheriff employees.

It was unclear whether the unions would appeal Monday's ruling.

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