The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports today that Scott Walker and Republicans in the state legislature have hatched a scheme to weaken Wisconsin's civil service protections, which have prevented politicians from using government jobs as patronage for their supporters and from firing employees for political reasons for more than a century.
United Way is launching its Agenda for Change If you make a personal contribution of $25 or more, you will be entered in a vacation sweepstake. [NOTE: this does not include donations made through the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC)] To make a donation, send a check payable to United Way of Dane County to:
Ann M. McNeary, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, United Way of Dane County, 2059 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
Also, for help during difficult times, you can call United Way's 2-1-1 for information and referral to available community resources.
Come One, Come All!
If you aren't one of WPEC's elected delegates, you can attend as a guest. But either way, you must be registered by Oct. 1.
For more details about the Convention, go to www.aft-wisconsin.org, click on Membership and then Convention. You might have to log in first.
October 10, 2015 -- The South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) is providing a training opportunity called "Building Workplace Power".
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
COST: $15, includes lunch & beverages
LOCATION: Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015