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SCFL Scholarships 2018


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.  

Scholarship Instructions

Scholarship Application

New Executive Council, 2018 - 2020


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.  

WCOA Flyer

Wisconsin Grassroots Festival

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Wisconsin Heights High School in Mazomanie.  
Keynote Speakers
Lisa Graves, Center for Media & Democracy
John Nichols, The Cap Times/The Nation
Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
more than 20 Breakout Sessions on a variety of topics


AFL-CIO Community Services Conference


Comunity Services Conference.  April 5 - 7, 2018 in Green Bay.  Registration Deadline is March 28. 

Conference Information


Registration Form

Women and the Labor Movement


Women and the Labor Movement.  Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Milwaukee.  Sponsored by the Wisconsin Labor History Society (37th Annunal Conference).  Reservations at

Brochure, page 1

Brochure, page 2

The Janus Case


What is the Janus Case (aka Janus vs AFSCME)?

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. 
Some Articles 
Behind Janus Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public-Sector Unions.  By Mary Bottari (Center for Media and Democracy)  

Labor Notes Conference 2018


The conference is scheduled for April 6 - 8, 2018 in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency O'Ohare.  Early registration is $105 until February 23.  



Save the Date


APRIL 21, 2018 -- WPEC Convention & Annual Meeting

School for Workers 2018 Classes


The class schedule for 2018 for the School for Workers is available.  

For More Information

To Register Online