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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.



Town Hall Meetings

Each year, AFT-Wisconsin holds a series of Town Hall meetings around the state to connect union leaders and members from various locals in a discussion about major issues. This year, we are scheduling these meetings in late January and early February in order to discuss the spring elections and the current legislative session, as well as updates on merger talks with WEAC. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend the Town Hall meeting closest to you.

You will also receive a recorded phone call from AFT-W  with details and a reminder about a week before your local Town Hall meeting.

Sunday, January 27: Superior Town Hall, 5-7pm at VIP Pizza

Monday, January 28: Eau Claire Town Hall, 6-8pm, Location TBA

Wednesday, January 30: Fox Valley/Green Bay Town Hall, 6-8pm, Location TBA

Tuesday, February 5: Madison Town Hall, 6-8pm, Avenue Bar, 1128 E. Wash.

Thursday, February 7: Milwaukee Town Hall, 6-8pm, Location TBA.  Rescheduled for Sunday, February 10 at Solo Pizza, 2856 N. Oakland Ave., 5-7pm.

Live Webcast of Board of Regents Mtg - Dec, 6, 2012

Below is an announcement about a live webcast of the Board of Regents meeting this weekend to discuss the recommendations related to the UW personnel systems redesign (UW-Madison and UW-everything else. 

The Board of Regents meeting will be webcast this week from UW-Madison. Live audio and video streaming is scheduled at these times:

  • Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-12 noon
  • Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-12 noon
    (Times are approximate.)

The full Board agenda and all supporting materials are available online in PDF format.

Troubleshooting Tips:  If you do not see the most current date on the media streaming webpage, try doing a Reload or Refresh of your web browser.

Follow the Meeting Online: A link to the webcast will be on the UW System homepage, You can also receive occasional updates from the meeting on Twitter by following @uwsystem or using the hashtag #uwregents.

Scrap the Cap

Click Here for a funny rap video on dropping the cap on Social Security.  Currently, income over $106,800 isn't taxed.




Brief Filed by Union Attorneys in Federal Case

Plaintiffs, seven labor organizations representing members who work for state and local government entities in Wisconsin, submit this brief in support of their motion for a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction, filed herewith, against Defendants Scott Walker and other Wisconsin state officials in their official capacities.


LFT asks Jindal to intervene in Pastorek feud

(Baton Rouge – August 10, 2009) The state’s largest education organization is asking Governor Bobby Jindal to step in and mediate the ongoing dispute between State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek and some advocates for public education.