July 24, 2013 by The Progressive
"The rightwing argument that public employees bankrupted Detroit is incredible on its face. But it is part of an ominous national push to raid pensions, give away tax dollars to corporations, and impose austerity on regular working people."
“We are privatizing ourselves into one disaster after another. We’ve privatized a lot of what our military is doing. We’ve privatized a lot of what our intelligence agencies are doing. We’ve privatized our very prison system in many parts of the country. We’re privatizing the health system within those prisons. And it’s not working well.”
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - The Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) is scheduled to hold a public meeting to review OSER's Compensation Plan for 2013-2015. The meeting is scheduled for room 412 East, State Capitol, beginning at 10:00 am.
Read the newsletter from the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) which contains information on State Budget Phone Banking, UW Hospital Rallies and the Dodge County All Union Picnic.
The Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA) is a group of organizations representing retirees and active participants in the Wisconsin Retirement System. AFT-Wisconsin is a member and our representatives are Buzz Davies and Bob Beglinger. Buzz is a former WPEC member and Bob is a former teacher from the Eau Claire area. The annual meetings are a great opportunity to get input from leaders from the State Investment Board (SWIB), Employee Trust Funds (ETF), the Legislature and other areas. To learn more about the Coalition, go to www.wicoa.org.
The Call for Nominations has been sent to local presidents and is also posted on the AFT-W website.