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Meeting with Representative Hong

April 3, 2021 -- WPEC Members recently met with Representative Hong. See the summary that WPEC and others created to give to her.  

Summary of Issues

Budget Input Sessions #1 (Joint Finance)

Joint Finance Committee Hearing Schedule - 2021

Friday, April 9:  Whitewater, UW-Whitewater, 800 W Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                            

Wednesday, April 21:  Rhinelander, The Hodag Dome, 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                                                              

Thursday, April 22:  Menomonie, UW-Stout, 712 Broadway St S, Menomonie, WI 54751. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.                      

Wednesday, April 28:  Virtual.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Those wishing to testify must register in advance; more details to come.


Budget Input Sessions #2 (Governor Evers) - April 2021

Governor Evers’ Badger Bounceback Budget Live Sessions 2021

  • Economic Recovery & Opportunity: Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Accessible & Affordable Healthcare: Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Transportation & Infrastructure: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • What’s Best for Our Kids: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.
  • Justice Reform & Marijuana Legalization: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. Register to attend here.
  • Climate Change & Our Environment: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 6 p.m.  
    Register to attend here.  


Organizing Without Permission

Feb 1, 2021 at 6:30 CDT

Madison Area DSA’s Labor Working Group will be hosting an online panel with workers from North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, (UE) Local 150 on Feb 1st, 2021 at 6:30pm. UE Local 150 is a public sector union in North Carolina, where collective bargaining in the public sector is illegal. Even without formal rights, the union has organized thousands of state and city workers, and won major victories including a $15 minimum wage for full-time state employees.

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State Worker Power


State Worker Power - My Job: What's Working, What's Not? 


6 – 7:30 PM

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Happy 2021! What is working, what is not - about your job? Many Wisconsin state employees are working from home. This is a long term arrangement and we need to hear how our coworkers are doing while we're apart. 


While we all appreciate the 2% raise effective in January, it does not offset the losses from inflation so is not a real gain in our spending power.  


In the next budget, we remain committed to advancing our pay in a substantial way, so we can sustain ourselves & our families. The Governor's budget proposal will be out in mid-February. There will also be many changes to our work life with new stimulus funding rounds from the federal government. 


Wisconsin state employees want to have power and organization in this new year, to protect our interests. What actions should we take now to make that happen? Also - it will be a decade old next month, repeal Act 10 now! 


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Wisconsin State Worker Power is a group of state employees (and friends) discussing issues affecting state workers and what we can do about them. 



State Budget Challenges and Opportunities

WEBINAR: State Budget Challenges and Opportunities

Monday, December 14th,  7:00 pm

Jon Peacock & Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project will give us a presentation on Wisconsin's state budget. These experts analyze our state's budget and tax system, and will have some new thoughts about what to look for in the FY21-22 state budget decisions. Although Gov. Evers won't formally present his state budget proposal until February 16th, the outlines are already shaping up. How can state employees help create a state budget that meets our needs and priorities and those of the public? Will new leaders in the Joint Finance Committee -- and a starkly new pandemic context -- make this spring's legislative budget negotiations different than in the past? Will the Governor wield his veto pen to good effect?

This presentation is sponsored by State Worker Power & the Association of Career Employees. Also see the Wisconsin Budget Project's new website for three principles for an equitable economy in Wisconsin.

Register in advance for this meeting on Zoom: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Finally—it’s President-elect Biden

Patience—counseled by former Vice President Joe Biden all election week as Americans waited for votes to be counted—finally paid off Nov. 7, four days after Election Day, when Biden won in Pennsylvania and gained enough Electoral College votes to acquire a new title: president-elect. AFT President Randi Weingarten says the union’s leaders and members “can’t wait to get started” on the work ahead “with an administration that will embrace and fight for the values we hold dear.”


Labor History in the School

October 14, 2020 -- The Wisconsin Labor History Society is offering cash prizes for winning essays on "Unions have been important to my family and my community because ..."   Note the deadline is February 15, 2021.   See the flyer.



Labor Get Out the Vote Virtual Rally & Phone Bank.       

   Saturday, October 17, 2020

   Noon – 4:00 p.m.

   Stephanie Bloomingdale, Mark Pocan & Josh Kaul. 


Wisconsin State Employee Power

September 29, 2020 -- Join us for the September meeting of the Wisconsin State Worker Power* series, where we discuss the movement against racism and how workers (and particularly us as public employees) have a key role, and a need, to be involved.

The meeting will take place via zoom:
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