Wisconsin’s prison guard shortage has been getting worse for a decade. It reached a new depth this week.
Neuenfeldt retired as president of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO in September.
The move is the latest fallout from Act 10, which resulted in a significant decline in public sector union membership.
While the percentage of Wisconsin workers in unions is again far below the national average of 10.7 percent, union membership did not take the tumble in 2016 that it did in 2015.
The Assembly is set to take up a bill on Tuesday that would overhaul the state's century-old civil service system, but it's unclear whether this version or its Senate competitor will prevail.
The Republican proposal would make sweeping changes to the century-old system.
The governor has declared his support for a new GOP proposal to overhaul Wisconsin's century-old civil service system for state employees.
One bill would determine pension payments by averaging workers' top five years of pay, instead of the top three, while another would raise the minimum age of retirement.
Democrat Mary Burke lays out her position on Act 10, which launched an unsuccessful recall of Gov. Scott Walker.
Members of the bargaining unit voted Thursday to break away from WSEU, but they'll need more votes to recertify in November