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Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall.

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AFSCME's 2018 International Convention is right around the corner! 

Where: 

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
USA

When:

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

How To Attend:

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

AFSCME Wisconsin supports the students rallying in Madison today to save the liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point. We join students, faculty, alumni, and community members in expressing our dismay at the proposal to eliminate these programs.

AFSCME Wisconsin is extremely concerned to see UW Stevens Point choosing to point budget cuts at students and faculty. Wisconsin has a proud history of education, and eliminating programs that are valuble to students is a move in the wrong direction for education in this state.  

Alexis Basel, a student from Middleton High School, has been awarded a national AFSCME Scholarship to assist her on the path to higher education. 

Alexis was required to apply and write an essay for the scholarship, of which hers was selected among hundreds of entries. 

She is eligible for the scholarship due to her family's acitive particpation in Local 2748. 

Congradulations Alexis! 

AFSCME Wisconsin members walked away from the Spring Election with much to be excited about!

At the state level, pro-worker Justice Rebecca Dallet was elected to the State Supreme Court and the referendum to remove the office of State Treasurer was defeated. Both of these wins are huge positives to working people and the State of Wisconsin.

Some other highlights from around the state include: 

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