Why do RX drug deductibles range from $400 in Madison to $2547 in Oshkosh? Citizen Action of Wisconsin and State Senator Dave Hansen released a new report on the consumer cost of prescription drugs in Wisconsin.
October 5 -- PHONE BANKS will be held on Monday, October 5 in Milwaukee (WI AFL-CIO, 6333 W. Bluemound Rd.) and Madison (Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St. #212) from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to protect Wisconsin's tradition of civil service. Contact Emily Mueller in Milwaukee at email@example.com, or Wendy Strout in Madison at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP.
October 6 -- PUBLIC HEARING. On Tuesday, October 6, the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform will hold a public hearing on the civil service bill. The hearing will begin at 8:30 a.m. in room 411S of the Capitol, and will continue until 6:00 p.m. with a recess between 11:50 and 2:00. If you're able, please share your testimony about why this bill is bad for Wisconsin. (If you're unable to testify, you can still register against the bill on that date.)
The State Employees Council of AFT-Wisconsin issued the following statement today in response to proposed changes to state civil service law, and urged Wisconsinites to contact their legislators to oppose this attempt to weaken civil service:
The recent Republican proposal to reform Wisconsin’s Civil Service rules is an attempt to degrade the work of state employees, and will only serve to introduce more corruption into state government.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports today that Scott Walker and Republicans in the state legislature have hatched a scheme to weaken Wisconsin's civil service protections, which have prevented politicians from using government jobs as patronage for their supporters and from firing employees for political reasons for more than a century.
United Way is launching its Agenda for Change If you make a personal contribution of $25 or more, you will be entered in a vacation sweepstake. [NOTE: this does not include donations made through the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC)] To make a donation, send a check payable to United Way of Dane County to:
Ann M. McNeary, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, United Way of Dane County, 2059 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
Also, for help during difficult times, you can call United Way's 2-1-1 for information and referral to available community resources.
Come One, Come All!
If you aren't one of WPEC's elected delegates, you can attend as a guest. But either way, you must be registered by Oct. 1.
For more details about the Convention, go to www.aft-wisconsin.org, click on Membership and then Convention. You might have to log in first.
October 10, 2015 -- The South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) is providing a training opportunity called "Building Workplace Power".
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
COST: $15, includes lunch & beverages
LOCATION: Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 1:00 - 4:OO PM
Volunteers needed. To volunteer, e-mail email@example.com or call (608) 576-5230.
All are welcome to attend !
Black Latino Unity Picnic
Sunday, Aug. 30
1:00 - 5:00 pm
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Food, Music and a great Discussion on how to Unite our Communities to bring Progress! Sponsored by the Immigrant Workers Union.
More information or to volunteer: (608) 576-5230.