Earlier today, our sisters and brothers in the Wisconsin AFL-CIO shared the following message with members about the unbelievable attacks on the University of Wisconsin System by Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans. Please read what President Phil Neuenfeldt and Secretary-Treasurer Stephanie Bloomingdale have to say, and then take a moment to sign our petition in support of the UW System!
Members of the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants' Association (AFT local 2169) and The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals (AFT local 3535) gathered last night with other faculty, staff, students, and community members to defend the UW System against Scott Walker's proposed $300 million budget cut, partial privatization, and attacks on shared governance and tenure. (Read AFT-Wisconsin's press release on Walker's attacks here.) Union members and community allies across the state are mobilizing in opposition to these attacks, which threaten the quality and viability of the UW System as a home for world-class education and research. To find out what's happening in your area and get involved, contact AFT-Wisconsin Leadership Development Director Rob Henn at firstname.lastname@example.org.