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 March 23  (Thursday), 5:30 – 7:00 PM -- Labor Forum on Self-Insurance.  Madison Labor Temple, Park Street.  

 March 25  (Saturday), 9:00 am - 4:45 pm -- Wisconsin Grassroots Festival.  Wisconsin Heights High School.  John Nichols, Prof. Katherine Cramer, Senator Kathleen Vinehout and more.  $20.  

 May 13    (Saturday) -- Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Bi-Annual Convention.  Learn skills in effective ways to communicate political views or concerns about your community. Lunch & beverages.  $75.  

 May 19    (Friday), 9:00 am - 3:00 pm --- Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants Annual Meeting.  American Family Insurance Conference Center.  Usually $35, which includes lunch.  Public Employees in the Wisconsin Pension System, retired or active, are invited.  More details later.  

 

 

 

WPEC Convention April 29, 2017

The 2017 WPEC Convention is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at the United Way Building on Atwood Ave., Madison.

Proposed Constitutional Amendments must be received by February 28.  Please use the approved form and send to wpec@aft-wisconsin.org.  

 

Weingarten speaks on the future of public education

In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.

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Our Health Insurance Changed to Self-Insurance?

September 7, 2016

There's a plan to change our group health insurance to a self-insurance model. This is a huge change and will affect active employees and retirees.  It will also likely have a big impact on the health care market in Wisconsin.  

Contact your legislator to request more public input.  Two organizations, POWRS and ACE, have already written about some of the concerns.  See their articles.  ACE has also scheduled an information meeting on Monday, September 26.  

POWRS article

ACE article

ACE Information Meeting

Veterans Home at king

Aug. 31, 2016 

AFSCME wants accountability.  

“Jobs at King used to be sought after. There were waiting lists of people eager to work there. Now it is difficult to attract employees because the conditions have become so difficult while employee compensation has gone backwards because of Act 10,”

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