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"Right to Work" (for Less) Group Formed


December 3, 2014 -- "Koch-tied Group Pushes New Union Busting Bill in Wisconsin" (from

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Bill to Create a Private Sector WRS


Senator Hansen (D - Green Bay) introduced a bill, 2013 SB 611, on February 17, 2014 to create a private-sector version of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). 

To see the bill, click here

Celebration of Alan Goldberg

Former member and retiree Alan Goldberg died on July 30, 2014.   Alan worked at DOT and UW-Madison. 

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison WI. Comfortable and casual attire is requested.

A visitation and refreshments will start at 1:00 PM and remarks and memories will take place at 2:00 PM.


Labor Day 2014


Activities Around the State

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Eau Claire:  10:30 a.m. Solidarity Walk, 11:00 a.m. Rally.  Noon - 3:00 pm, Picnic and Prizes at Phoenix Park. 

Fond du Lac:  Labor Day Parade and Picnic at Lakeside Park on Oven Island.  Parade begins at 11:00 am. Picnic runs 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Fox Valley Labor Day Parade:  10 am parade, Milwaukee st. Menasha.  11:00 am - 3:00 pm celebration Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Rd., Neenah.  

Green Bay:  Labor Day Family Picnic 11:00 am to 4:30 pm at Bay Beach Shelter #2.

Janesville:  Sunday, August 31, from 7:00 am - 11:00 pm.  Laborfest at 1795 Lafayette St. 

Kenosha:  Laborfest at 91st St. & 22nd Ave. from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

La Crosse:  LaborFest Parade at 10:00 am.  Celebration to follow at Copeland Park. 

Milwaukee LaborFest:  Laborfest Parade and Picnic at Summerfest Grounds. 

Marinette/Menominee:  Noon to 5:00 pm, picnic at Marinette City Park. 

Oshkosh:  Labor Day Picnic and Car Show at South Park in Oshkosh. 

South Central Wisconsin (SCFL):  (Madison area)

Racine:  Laborfest, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Franksville Park.

Wausau Labor Day Parade:  Labor Day Parade, 4:00 pm. 


November 19, 2014 -- UPDATE. UWS Moves Forward with Outsourcing Custodial Services.  ABC News Article.

Rally at UW-Oshkosh in support of UW-Superior.

UW-System issues an RFP to hire a vendor for UW-Superior custodial and grounds keeping work. 

Article about the July 26 Solidarity Rally

    Includes video clips.

July 26 -- Solidarity March and Rally, 11:00 am at the Superior Public Library,

Corner of Tower Ave and Belknap

For more information

Sign the Petitio


The market/parity adjustments are in section L of the 2013-2015 Compensation Plan. Some of the adjustments are discretionary.  However, "Criteria for distribution of these adjustments will be applied in a uniform manner throught the agency or employing unit". 

We asked some agencies for copies of the criteria they will be using.  Specifically, we said:

"This is to request a copy of the criteria [name of agency] has developed for distribution of adjustments listed in Section L - Market and Parity Provisions of the 2013-15 Compensation Plan. I would also like a copy of any documents which describe


In the 2011 state budget, the UW System and UW-Madison were ordered to create new personnel systems for over 40,000 employees currently serving under the state’s civil service system: one system for UW-Madison employees, and another system for employees at all other UW System institutions.

AFT-W Summary

UW Classified Staff Governance Chairs


Harris v. Quinn: An under-the-radar labor case with potentially huge consequences, Harris v. Quinn could decide the future of public sector unions.



Public Service Recognition Week is May 4 – 10 this year, with  May 7 specifically dedicated to State Employees Recognition.  We are joining with other locals to offer some opportunities for members to participate in events to honor public service. 

  1.  Habitat for Humanity.  The Wisconsin Science Professionals (WSP) has set up a date, May 6, to work on a site in Sun Prairie.  No previous construction experience is necessary and all tools will be provided by Habitat.  Jeff Myers is coordinating the WSP and WPEC volunteers.  Please contact him at no later than April 29. 
  2. The

March 13, 2014 -- The Labor and Working Class Studies Project welcomes Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II to Madison.  The event will be held at the Bethel Lutheran Church at 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, WI.  Starts at 7:00 pm.   See Poster