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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.  

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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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Labor 2016 voter outreach program

Our Labor 2016 voter outreach program is underway and union members are ready to educate and mobilize Wisconsin voters this election season. Around the state, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is hosting phone banks and canvasses. 

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2016 Labor Day Activities

Labor Day is September 5

Madison Area -- South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) Laborfest '16.   Labor Temple, 1602 South Park Street. 

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Milwaukee Area -- FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. #LABORFESTMKE

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Wausau Area -- Wausau Labor Day Parade starting at 4:00 pm at the corner of W. Wausau and 3rd Ave to Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S 3rd Ave.  The parade will be honoring John Spiegelhoff, a true champion of Labor in Central Wisconsin and the Northwoods.

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