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WPEC is 25 Years Old

On July 16 and 17, 1993, WPEC held its Constitutional Convention at the UW-Madison Memorial Union.   

The Early Newsletters

     May 1993

     Dec 1993

Preparing for our First Bargain

    Letter from President, July 1993

Early Recruiting Flyers

     Money Flyer

Wisconsin Green Fire

  WGF President Terry Daulton

Wisconsin's Green Fire (WGF) was established in 2017 in response to recent events at the state and national level that threaten to undermine the use of science in the development of natural resource and environmental policy.  WGF membership seeks to restore Wisconsin's reputation as a national leader in conservation, protection of the environment and dedicated stewardship of land, waters and wildlife. 

WGF is a non-partisan and independent proponent of the need to apply science-based principles to the review and consideration of natural resource and environmental policy.  WGF's members include retired and senior natural resource professionals, communicators and educators who together share more than 25 centuries of professional experience.  WGF's primary tools include technical review of proposed legislation and development of issue papers, presentations and other outreach tools discussing potential positive and negative consequences of these proposals to public health, natural resources, and the environment. 

SCFL Scholarships 2018

May 3, 2018 -- The South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) is offering some scholarships for the children of members who live or work in the south central region.  See the flyers below for more details.  All applications must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.  

Scholarship Instructions

Scholarship Application

 

New Executive Council, 2018 - 2020

May 1, 2018 -- A new Executive Council was elected at WPEC's annual convention on April 21, 2018.  

Jeff Richter, President

Dave Teske, Recording Secretary

John Widdecombe, Member at-large

Jamie McCarville, Member at-large

Ed Berry, Member at-large

Wayne Mertens, Member at-large

 

WCOA Annual Meeting

May 2, 2018 -- The Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA) will hold its annual conference on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the American Family Center, Building A, 6000 American Family Parkway, Madison.  Speakers will include Rick Smirl, the new Executive Director of SWIB, Robert Conlin, Secretary of ETF and Jeffrey Matthias of Madison Investments.  Former Governor Martin Schreiber will give a presentation on lessons learned during his 10 year journey as a caretaker for someone with Alzheimer's.  

All WRS annuitants and active members are invited.  

WCOA Flyer

Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

10th Annual WISCONSIN GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL to be held 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Wisconsin Heights High School in Mazomanie.  
 
Keynote Speakers
Lisa Graves, Center for Media & Democracy
John Nichols, The Cap Times/The Nation
Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
 
more than 20 Breakout Sessions on a variety of topics
 

FLYER

Women and the Labor Movement

Women and the Labor Movement.  Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Milwaukee.  Sponsored by the Wisconsin Labor History Society (37th Annunal Conference).  Reservations at www.wislabor2018.eventbrite.com

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The Janus Case

What is the Janus Case (aka Janus vs AFSCME)?

A case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the right of public employee unions to require non-members to pay agency or fair share fees for the cost of bargaining and enforcing a labor contract.
 
What is the Aboud Case (aka Aboud vs. Detroit Board of Education"
 
A case ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1977 which said that public employees could be forced to pay for expenses associated with collective bargaining and other related activities, but not for political activities. 
 
Some Articles 
 
Behind Janus Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions.  By Mary Bottari (Center for Media and Democracy)  
 

Labor Notes Conference 2018

The conference is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2018 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O'Ohare.  Early registration is $105 until February 23.  

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