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.
AFT National has prepared a presentation on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The health insurance exchanges are due to be in place by October of 2013. ETF will probably be sharing information this summer on how it will impact state employees and retired state employees.
The South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) is an umbrella organization for labor unions in Dane, Dodge, Sauk, Columbia, Jefferson and Iowa Counties. Currently there are approximately 94 labor organizations representing more than 30,000 workers, affiliated with SCFL. WPEC is affiliated with SCFL and pays per caps for our members in the SCFL area.
April 30, 2013. Representative Terese Berceau and Senator Tim Cullen sent
to all state legislators a proposal to allow county clerks to appoint county–wide Special Registration Deputies (SRD). They are seeking co-sponsors.
Contact your legislator urging him/her to support this effort to encourage voting rather than trying to suppress it.
The South Central Federation of Labor has announced the availability of four $1,0000 scholarships. The application deadline is June 26, 2013. Eligibility criteria includes:
-- Must be a member or child of a member who belongs to an affiliated union (WPEC is an affiliated union),
-- Must live or work in Dane, Sauk, Iowa, Dodge, Jefferson or Columbia county,
-- Must not have already received a post-secondary degree.