August 30, 2020 --
August 25, 2020: In a recent Zoom Conference with Congressman Mark Pocan arranged by the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WiARA), we learned that the House of Representatives have prepared a bill to strengthen and protect Social Security.
The effort was led by Representative John Larson. The bill would increase the cap for payroll taxes to $400,000, set a minimum benefit level and more. The bill hasn't been introduced yet and is awaiting Speaker Pelosi's determination of the right time for introduction.
For more details, go to https://larson.house.gov/social-security-2100
WPEC and WSP (Wisconsin Science Professionals) requested a meeting with Malika Evanco, Administrator of DOA's Division of Personnel Management, to talk about the pandemic and its impact on state employees. Below is a statement they gave to DOA at their first meeting in June.
UPDATE: The WPEC Convention will be an ONLINE meeting, probably Zoom. More details later. Since most of us are supposed to be staying at home right now, we have postponed the WPEC Convention/Annual Meeting to August 15, 2020.
Help make Wisconsin safe during the Corona virus threat. Support LTEs who don't have paid sick leave or health insurance. See the letter from AFT-W President Kim Kohlhaas to Governor Evers advocating for LTES.