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Update Your Membership Information

If your credit card or bank information has changed, you can call (608) 662-1444 or (800) 362-7390 to get it updated. Extension 226 will get you an AFT-W staff person who is available weekdays until 3:30. Extension 227 will get you the WPEC office which is usually staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons.  If you have a new email address, home address or worksite information, you can email it to

Milwaukee Public Schools takeover plan weakens WRS



MILWAUKEE, WI - Referencing annual reports by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust funds, as well as a study of the Wisconsin Retirement System ordered by Governor Walker in 2011, the Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security warns that the proposal to privatize Milwaukee Public Schools - currently under consideration by the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee - will have serious repercussions for state retirees and taxpayers.




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Discussion of Layoff Rights

April 30 -- The Argus Bar & Grill, 123 East Main St., Madison.   A meeting to educate employees about the at-risk notices and layoff rights under the Civil Service System, and to plan actions around the cuts (recently announced for DNR).



Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants Annual Conference

The WCOA Annual Conference will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the American Family Center (building A), Madison.


Bob Conlin, Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) Secretary
Ron Mensink, State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) Managing Director
Lisa Lamkins, AARP Wisconsin Federal Issues Advocacy Director
Paul Braun, Voice of Badger Hockey (talking on Alzheimer’s as a care provider)

This conference is for you to answer questions about your retirement and to inform you how the WRS is doing. Make plans to attend.

The registration fee will remain at the discounted cost of $25 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Make your check payable to: Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants
Mail to: John F. Maydak, WCOA Treasurer, 5704 West Beloit Road, West Allis, WI 53214-5318

Registration Form

American Family Center Layout

Wisconsin Coaltion of Annuitants website

A tale of two states

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten looks at how Minnesota and Wisconsin have followed very different economic paths since electing new governors in 2010.