As members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents gathered to consider new tenure policies for the UW System, AFT-Wisconsin and the American Association of University Professors issued the following joint statement (PDF):
Have you been shorted by the new STAR payroll system? If yes, you can file a missing wages claim with the Department of Workforce Development.
“If the employer refuses to pay wages earned on the regularly established payday, the employee should request payment. If the employee does not receive payment after 6 days, the employee may file a claim with the department [Dept. of Workforce Dev.] Once a claim is filed, the department will seek to resolve the matter with the employer.”
In her most recent column appearing in the New York Times, which came out the day before the nation celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the damage being done to our country by increasingly partisan rancor and bitter disagreements.
The 2016 WPEC Convention is scheduled for Saturday, April 30. It's an election year so all Executive Council positions are open.
The deadline for submitting constitutional amendments is March 1, 2016.
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AFT-Wisconsin has a long tradition of offering educational scholarships to support dependents of members in good standing who wish to pursue a career in labor, education, health care or government service. Currently, AFT-Wisconsin offers one $1,000 university scholarship and one $500 technical college scholarship. The application period for 2015-2016 scholarships is now open; applications are due to AFT-Wisconsin by March 15, 2016, and winners will be notified by May 1, 2016.
The annual report on contracting out was only a month late this year. Combining UW and state agencies, there was a 7.5 percent rise in total contracting out compared to the last fiscal year. Total spent was $607 million for the year.
The big spender was the Department of Health services with over $190 million.