2014 Scholarship Opportunities

It's almost spring, when a young person's fancy turns towards dreams of scholarships.  Here are a few union scholarships available to member families from AFT national, AFT-Wisconsin and the South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL)  .  Click Here.



A hand up is not a handout

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.


2013 Annual Report on Contracting Services

January 27, 2014 -- The Department of Administration finally released the annual report on contracting services. The report is required by s. 16.705 (8) and was due by October 15, 2013.

DOA reported $418.9 million in spending by state agencies during SFY 13 and $126.4 million in spending by the University.  It’s important to note that the report does NOT include some types of contractual services, most notably for building and road construction. 

See Report


Exciting Leadership Training Opportunity!

Want to learn how to build a more powerful local union and become a more effective union activist? Take advantage of the special AFT Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training opportunity in St. Louis on April 5-6. The day-and-a-half-long event includes courses such as Managing with Labor’s Values; Training Worksite Leaders; Union-Management Partnerships; Being the Public Face of Your Union; The Common Core: What, When, Where and How; Engaging Our Members through Activism and Better Communications; and Researching Your Employer’s World and How to Use the Information for Good. For more information contact the AFT’s Union Leadership Institute at 202-879-4497. 

Download the flier.  | Register here.

Steward Training



Madison - Saturday, February 1, 2014

     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

     AFSCME Headquarters, 8033 Excelsior Drive

Milwaukee -- Saturday, February 15, 2014

     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

     Yatchak Hall, Milwaukee County Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Rd.