Madison Area DSA’s Labor Working Group will be hosting an online panel with workers from North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, (UE) Local 150 on Feb 1st, 2021 at 6:30pm. UE Local 150 is a public sector union in North Carolina, where collective bargaining in the public sector is illegal. Even without formal rights, the union has organized thousands of state and city workers, and won major victories including a $15 minimum wage for full-time state employees.
State Worker Power - My Job: What's Working, What's Not?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021
6 – 7:30 PM
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Happy 2021! What is working, what is not - about your job? Many Wisconsin state employees are working from home. This is a long term arrangement and we need to hear how our coworkers are doing while we're apart.
While we all appreciate the 2% raise effective in January, it does not offset the losses from inflation so is not a real gain in our spending power.
In the next budget, we remain committed to advancing our pay in a substantial way, so we can sustain ourselves & our families. The Governor's budget proposal will be out in mid-February. There will also be many changes to our work life with new stimulus funding rounds from the federal government.
Wisconsin state employees want to have power and organization in this new year, to protect our interests. What actions should we take now to make that happen? Also - it will be a decade old next month, repeal Act 10 now!
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Wisconsin State Worker Power is a group of state employees (and friends) discussing issues affecting state workers and what we can do about them.
State Budget Challenges and Opportunities
WEBINAR: State Budget Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, December 14th, 7:00 pm
Jon Peacock & Tamarine Cornelius of the Wisconsin Budget Project will give us a presentation on Wisconsin's state budget. These experts analyze our state's budget and tax system, and will have some new thoughts about what to look for in the FY21-22 state budget decisions. Although Gov. Evers won't formally present his state budget proposal until February 16th, the outlines are already shaping up. How can state employees help create a state budget that meets our needs and priorities and those of the public? Will new leaders in the Joint Finance Committee -- and a starkly new pandemic context -- make this spring's legislative budget negotiations different than in the past? Will the Governor wield his veto pen to good effect?
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Labor History in the School
October 14, 2020 -- The Wisconsin Labor History Society is offering cash prizes for winning essays on "Unions have been important to my family and my community because ..." Note the deadline is February 15, 2021. See the flyer.
Labor Get Out the Vote Virtual Rally & Phone Bank.