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Consumer Cost of Drugs

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. 

The Gutting of Civil Service

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 ekitchin@wisaflcio.org, or Wendy Strout in Madison at wstrout@aflcio.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.)

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AFT-Wisconsin State Employee Council: Proposed civil service changes will increase corruption

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.

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United Way's Agenda for Change

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. 

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Building Workplace Power

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:  http://tinyurl.com/buildingworkplacepower.

     REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  October 1, 2015

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Black Latino Unity Picnic

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 1:00 - 4:OO PM

Volunteers needed.  To volunteer, e-mail clarissaclp@gmail.com or call (608) 576-5230.
All are welcome to attend !

Black Latino Unity Picnic

Penn Park, 2101 Fisher St., Madison, WI
Sunday, Aug. 30
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Facebook Event Page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/672912516173516/

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.

Fighting Bob Fest 2015 - Madison

Saturday, September 19 -- Breeze Stevens Field, Madison Wisconsin.

For information about registration, speakers,volunteering and exhibiting, click here.

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