The State Employees Council of AFT-Wisconsin issued the following statement today in response to proposed changes to state civil service law, and urged Wisconsinites to contact their legislators to oppose this attempt to weaken civil service:
The recent Republican proposal to reform Wisconsin’s Civil Service rules is an attempt to degrade the work of state employees, and will only serve to introduce more corruption into state government.
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.
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
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.
The October 2015 issue of AFT-Wisconsin's newsletter, The Union Voice, is now available, spotlighting three ways in which AFT-Wisconsin members are making a difference. You can read individual articles below, or download the issue as a PDF file. If you would like to suggest a story for a future issue, please contact AFT-Wisconsin Communications Director Aaron Bibb.