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Operation Agua continues to provide lifeline to Puerto Ricans

Launched after Hurricane Maria made landfall six months ago, Operation Agua continues to serve as a lifeline for communities still without access to safe drinking water, and it is now more than 75 percent to its goal of bringing 100,000 water filters to Puerto Rico.


Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

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


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

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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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APRIL 21, 2018 -- WPEC Convention & Annual Meeting

2017-2019 Budget Bill Recommendations

The Comparative Summary of  the 2017-2019 Budget Budget Recommendations  by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau is available.  Click Here.