New Executive Council, 2018 - 2020

May 1, 2018 -- A new Executive Council was elected at WPEC's annual convention on April 21, 2018.  

Jeff Richter, President

Dave Teske, Recording Secretary

John Widdecombe, Member at-large

Jamie McCarville, Member at-large

Ed Berry, Member at-large

Wayne Mertens, Member at-large

 

WCOA Annual Meeting

May 2, 2018 -- The Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA) will hold its annual conference on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the American Family Center, Building A, 6000 American Family Parkway, Madison.  Speakers will include Rick Smirl, the new Executive Director of SWIB, Robert Conlin, Secretary of ETF and Jeffrey Matthias of Madison Investments.  Former Governor Martin Schreiber will give a presentation on lessons learned during his 10 year journey as a caretaker for someone with Alzheimer's.  

All WRS annuitants and active members are invited.  

WCOA Flyer

The Janus Case

What is the Janus Case (aka Janus vs AFSCME)?

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the right of public employee unions to require non-members to pay agency or fair share fees for the cost of bargaining and enforcing a labor contract.
 
What is the Aboud Case (aka Aboud vs. Detroit Board of Education"
 
A case ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977 which said that public employees could be forced to pay for expenses associated with collective bargaining and other related activities, but not for political activities. 
 
Some Articles 
 
Behind Janus Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions.  By Mary Bottari (Center for Media and Democracy)  
 

Operation Agua will provide safe water to Puerto Ricans

Responding to the water crisis in Puerto Rico, the AFT; Operation Blessing International; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; and the Hispanic Federation launched Operation Agua to crowdsource contributions and provide a reliable source of safe drinking water to families across Puerto Rico.

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