May 3, 2018 -- The South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL) is offering some scholarships for the children of members who live or work in the south central region. See the flyers below for more details. All applications must be received or postmarked no later than Friday, June 29, 2018.
May 1, 2018 -- A new Executive Council was elected at WPEC's annual convention on April 21, 2018.
Jeff Richter, President
Dave Teske, Recording Secretary
John Widdecombe, Member at-large
Jamie McCarville, Member at-large
Ed Berry, Member at-large
Wayne Mertens, Member at-large
WCOA Annual Meeting
May 2, 2018 -- The Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants (WCOA) will hold its annual conference on Friday, May 11, 2018, at the American Family Center, Building A, 6000 American Family Parkway, Madison. Speakers will include Rick Smirl, the new Executive Director of SWIB, Robert Conlin, Secretary of ETF and Jeffrey Matthias of Madison Investments. Former Governor Martin Schreiber will give a presentation on lessons learned during his 10 year journey as a caretaker for someone with Alzheimer's.
All WRS annuitants and active members are invited.
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.
Behind Janus Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions. By Mary Bottari (Center for Media and Democracy)