More than 200 school unions in Wisconsin met Friday’s deadline to seek recertification, but it’s unclear how many others let it pass and gave up the little bargaining powers they had left under Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s contentious union rights law, the Associated Press reports. The law stripped public unions of their ability to negotiate anything except wage increases. It also requires unions without existing contracts to hold so-called recertification elections to determine if they can formally represent their members in salary negotiations…

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