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Mandy Roberts-Amo is a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school in upstate New York, where she helps a legally blind child get through his day. His name is Jonathan. To Mandy, helping Jonathan learn and improve is more than a job, it’s a calling. And that’s in part because to her Jonathan is more than a student.

On Sept. 11, 2001, we as a nation faced a tragedy unique in our history.

AFSCME Wisconsin is strongly opposed to proposed Republican legislation (LRB 4052 & 4827) designed to remove the freedom of local governments to manage workers the way they see fit.

LRB 4052 & 4827 reaches deep into the rights of local governments and restricts their ability to legislate fair benefits and treatment of workers. In addition, this legislation curtails the ability of municipalities to pass legislation regarding the minimum wage, occupational licenses and other programs that have had demonstrated success in creating jobs.

EVENT NOTICE 

Correction: Please note this event is being sponsored by Local 171 and not Local 2412

AFSCME Retiree Subchapter 63 has worked with several of our allies to put together this forum on retirement security on Monday, December 11. This event marks the first time northwestern Wisconsinites will have an opportunity to hear from multiple candidates for Governor ahead of the 2018 election.

AFT Wisconsin stands with AFSCME in the fight for workers and veterans at the King Home for Veterans

Members will be receiving a letter in the mail shortly from American Income Life regarding a $4,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy. As a dues paying member, you are automatically covered under this AD&D policy at no cost to you. Please note that you do NOT have to return the card or meet with an American Income Life representative in order to be covered under this AD&D policy.

Last night, the UW Board of Regents agreed to begin the process of merging two-year campuses with four-year campuses.

AFSCME Wisconsin is pleased to hear UW System President Ray Cross talking about included staff in the planning of the merger process. However, with the details of the plan still murky and staff’s involvement unclear, there is much to learn before AFSCME Wisconsin can endorse such a plan.

AFSCME Wisconsin proudly represents workers in the University of Wisconsin System, and we join AFT-Wisconsin and AAUP in condemning the targeted attacks on public education that have continued over the last 7 years. It is disturbing and disappointing to see the trustees of public education continually underfund and undermine the organizations they are sworn to effectively run.