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STATE OF WISCONSIN

BEFORE THE WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

GERHARDT STEINKE, Complainant,

vs.

AFT LOCAL 212 and MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL

COLLEGE BOARD, ET AL., Respondent.

Case 459

No. 53647

MP-3118

Decision No. 28664-D

Sppearances:

Mr. Gerhardt J. Steinke, 6415 Bridge Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53713, appearing on his own behalf.

Michael, Best & Friedrich, by Attorney John A. Busch, Suite 3300, 100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wiscosnin 53202-4108, appearing on behalf of certain names Respondents.

Shneidman, Hawks & Ehlke, S.C., by Attorney Timothy E. Hawks, 700 West Michigan, Suite 500, P.O. Box 442, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0442, appearing on behalf of certain named Respondents.

On January 4, 2002, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission issued and served upon the parties an Order Affirming Examiner's Orders, Denying Motions to Take Judicial Notice and Amend Complaint, and Denying Motions for Costs and Attorneys' Fees with Accompanying Memorandum in the above captioned matter.

On January 29, 2002, Steinke filed a petition for rehearing.

Section 227.49(1), Stats., provides in pertinent part that:

Any person aggrieved by a final order may, within 20 days after service of the order, file a written petition for rehearing . . .

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Steinke's petition for rehearing was not filed within the 20 days specified by Sec. 227.49(1), Stats. Therefore, the Commission lacks jurisdiction to consider the petition and makes and issues the following

ORDER

The petition for rehearing is denied.

Given under our hands and seal at the City of Madison, Wisconsin this 20th day of February, 2002.

WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

Paul A. Hahn, Commissioner Paul A. Hahn

Commissioner A. Henry Hempe did not participate.