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'Voter Registration Legislation


April 30, 2013.   Representative Terese Berceau and Senator Tim Cullen sent
to all state legislators a proposal to allow county clerks to appoint county–wide Special Registration Deputies (SRD).  They are seeking co-sponsors.

Contact your legislator urging him/her to support this effort to encourage voting rather than trying to suppress it. 

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Scholarships Available from SCFL

The South Central Federation of Labor has announced the availability of four $1,0000 scholarships.   The application deadline is June 26, 2013.  Eligibility criteria includes:

-- Must be a member or child of a member who belongs to an affiliated union (WPEC is an affiliated union),

--  Must live or work in Dane, Sauk, Iowa, Dodge, Jefferson or Columbia county,

--  Must not have already received a post-secondary degree. 


Wisconsin Loses $814 Million of Tax Revenue

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO  (MILWAUKEE, WI)

"As Wisconsin working families call on Wall Street and the

wealthiest 2% to pay their fair share in taxes, a new report by U.S. PIRG, shows

that Wisconsin loses $814 million in individual and corporate income tax every


Email in the News

Senator Jon Erpenbach has been directed by a Grant County Judge to turn over to the court non-redacted copies of emails he received regarding Act 10. 

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article.

The legal decision.    

On a different note, Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Wall sent employees an email warning about "spreading rumors".    He also told them not to expect that their blind copies on emails would be private -- central office sees all. 

AP article about Wall's message.

Wall's message.

Update on the Act 10 Appeals

You were notified recently by AFT-W that the 7th Circuit Court ruled against us in the Judge Conley appeal.  The two remaining alternatives to appeal that decision are: 

  1. "en banc review" which means we ask for all 10 judges from the 7th Circuit to review and rule. Note:  Seven of the ten judges were appointed by Republicans. The two judges who made the majority decision in this case are considered moderate Republican appointees.