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.
We''ll be rallying at the Capitol again on Saturday, Feb. 28. Join us on the State St. side of the Capitol square at noon to stand up for workers' rights! For more details, including schedules/reservations for buses from Milwaukee, Kenosha/Racine, Wausau/Stevens Point/Wisconsin Rapids and maybe more, go to www.aft-wisconsin.org.
Scores of AFT-Wisconsin members joined the thousands of Wisconsinites that converged on the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to protest legislation designed to weaken private sector unions. (Be sure to check out our post on what you can do to stop so-called "right to work" legislation!) And while union members and community supporters rallied outside, many more were making their voices heard inside the Capitol, registering their opposition to the bill, offering testimony about why it's wrong for Wisconsin, and holding a Solidarity Singalong in the rotunda.
So-called "right to work" legislation meant to attack private sector union workers is being fast-tracked through the Wisconsin Legislature this week. Our sisters and brothers in the private sector stood shoulder to shoulder with us when Scott Walker attacked us in 2011; now it's our turn to show that we remain united. Here are five things you can do to take action:
Mark your calendars for Monday, March 2nd, 2015 . The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans 6th biennial convention will be held at the Concourse Hotel and Conference Center, 1 West Dayton Street in downtown Madison. The Convention begins at 8:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast and will adjourn at 3:00 p.m.
Guest speakers include Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Ruth Conniff, Progressive Magazine; John Nichols, Nation Magazine and Madison Capital Times; Rich Fiesta, Alliance for Retired Americans; In addition, United States Senator Tammy Baldwin has been invited to speak.
The registration fee is $50.00 and covers continental breakfast, lunch and parking at the Concourse Hotel.