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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labor Day is September 5
Madison Area -- South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) Laborfest '16. Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street.
Milwaukee Area -- FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. #LABORFESTMKE
Our Labor 2016 voter outreach program is underway and union members are ready to educate and mobilize Wisconsin voters this election season. Around the state, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is hosting phone banks and canvasses.
July 7, 2016. The law that gutted civil service, Act 150, went into effect on July 1, 2016, although some changes won't be implemented right away. Here is a link to a set of FAQs about the changes.
There was also a public hearing before the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform where DOA officials (Cate Zueske and Stacey Rolston) described the implementation of Act 150. Below is a link to the video (it's about 2 hours).
May 24, 2016. Here is a link to some documents about the civil service bill. Check out pages 83-89 in the document. This is the part from the Division of Personnel Management in DOA commenting on 2015 SB 285 (the bill that gutted civil service.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article which describes some of the concerns raised by state HR staff.