AFSCME Wisconsin 2020 Convention

Due to safety concerns of COVID-19, the AFSCME Wisconsin Executive Board has voted to convert the in-person convention to a virtual convention. The virtual convention will be a one-day, business-related meeting on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The focus of the virtual convention will be addressing properly submitted resolutions and amendments. The virtual convention will be hosted through phone and/or teleconferencing or video capabilities. The Executive Board has made the following convention decisions:

  • The Executive Board Rules Committee will meet to determine teleconferencing specifics and other details. Those details will be communicated to members as soon as possible.
  • The Executive Board voted to waive registration fees, so all delegates to the virtual convention can attend free of charge.
  • Locals that have already submitted their credential(s) to the Council office do not need to resubmit credentials for the May 16 virtual convention as those delegates will be considered pre-registered for that convention. If, however, a pre-registered delegate cannot attend the virtual convention on May 16, please inform the Council office ASAP. Registration checks will be returned to the local.
  • Locals can send their delegate credentials in via email or mail. To email credentials, please email Michelle Byrne at [email protected] or mail your credentials into AFSCME Council 32, c/o May 16 Virtual Convention, 33 Nob Hill Road, Madison, WI 53713. To have new credentials sent or to change credentials, please contact Michelle.
  • The new deadline to send in credentials is Monday, April 27, 2020.
  • Members seeking to send additional amendments must email proposed amendments to Michelle by April 27, 2020 and will need a 2/3rdsdelegate majority vote to be approved. Amendments received after this date will need 2/3rds delegate majority vote to be brought on the convention floor and 2/3rds delegate majority vote to be approved.
  • To cancel hotel reservations, members should call the Holiday Inn Manitowoc at (920) 682-6000. All reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the reservation to be fully refunded.
  • For conventions specific questions, please contact Michelle Byrne ([email protected]) or Kelly Becker ([email protected]).

Please convey the convention updates to your membership and delegates. Registered delegates will receive emails related to their participation in convention, as well. We will continue updating members and delegates via email and social media as more information becomes available, including steps for convention teleconferencing and convention logistics. Please check our website for continued updates.

In unprecedented times, as always, AFSCME members rise to challenges we’re faced with. As a Council we are committed to keeping ourselves, our coworkers, and communities safe, healthy, and thriving. We look forward to a productive and memorable AFSCME Wisconsin 2020 Convention.

Thank you for your dedicated service to our state. Questions can be directed to [email protected] or (608) 826-1932.