MN House Approves Collective Bargaining Restrictions By Jacob Wheeler | April 25, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Economy/Jobs Subscribe to Economy/Jobs Click Photo to View Video of MN House Approve Collective Bargaining Restrictions Click Photo to View Video of MN House Approve Collective Bargaining RestrictionsA bill that opponents say “puts the thumb on the scale” for management passed the Minnesota State House on Tuesday. Supporters say the bill prevents “automatic raises” for public employees after a union contract expires and while the next contract is being negotiated. The House included a Senate provision that exempts law enforcement and fire fighters from the restriction. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.