As of February 2020, there were 2,945 people listed as LTEs. There were a few duplicate names which probably represents people holding two separate jobs.
The vacant positions report from DOA for February 2020 listed over 4,000. See the full report. Vacant Positions
The contract services report for fiscal year 2019 says $598,630,58 was spent on contract services. That’s a big increase from the $566,739,532 for 2018. See the full report at Fiscal Year 2019 Contracting Report.
UPDATE: The WPEC Convention will be an ONLINE meeting, probably Zoom. More details later. Since most of us are supposed to be staying at home right now, we have postponed the WPEC Convention/Annual Meeting to August 15, 2020.
Help make Wisconsin safe during the Corona virus threat. Support LTEs who don't have paid sick leave or health insurance. See the letter from AFT-W President Kim Kohlhaas to Governor Evers advocating for LTES.
These are the members you elected to represent you on the WPEC Executive Council. Executive Council terms are 2018-2020.
- Jeff Richter, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Widdecombe, Member at-large, email@example.com
- Jamie McCarville, Member at-large, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ed Berry, Member at-large, email@example.com
- Wayne Mertens, Member at-large, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike Sadlier, District 8 (Retirees), email@example.com
Labor Notes Conference - April 17-19, 2020 in Chicago POSTPONED
The Labor Notes Conference will be very big this year and early bird registration closes Feb. 28th. If you would like to be on a list for local organizers who will be helping to coordinate transport, hotel rooms, etc., please click on this survey: https://forms.gle/qxn2jAcnJ8wcTddB9 .
Wisconsin Grassroots Festival – March 21, 2020 in Mazomanie
This event is to inform, engage, and inspire with thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions. Come meet activists and organizations from around the state, and enjoy music, food and fun. For more information, including how to register, go to: https://allevents.in/mazomanie/12th-annual-wisconsin-grassroots-festival/1000092495593811
Wisconsin Labor History Society Conference – March 28, 2020 in Milwaukee CANCELLED
This conference will look at Wisconsin’s past and how to regain our State’s progressive traditions. Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, go to http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/ Registration may be made online at www.wlhs2020.eventbrite.com.
Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants 2020 Conference – May 15, 2020 CANCELLED
The WICOA conference is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at the American Family Campus. In addition to the presentations on the Wisconsin Retirement System, Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin will be speaking on What’s Ahead for ending Partisan Gerrymandering in Wisconsin. This conference isn’t just for retirees. It is scheduled on a Friday, but it’s worth taking the time off to attend. For a copy of the agenda and a link to registration, go to https://www.wicoa.org/2020conference.php.
The UW School for Workers is holding a workshop on internal organizing on April 13 - 15, 2020. Topics include:
Strategies for membership engagement
Identifying and activating new activists
Creating internal structures to increase capacity
Developing collective strength.
For more information. If interest in attending, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.