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AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a s

On Sunday, AFSCME Wisconsin’s PEOPLE Committee, which is responsible for the union’s political activities, endorsed Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin.

AFSCME Wisconsin shares the concerns of Democratic lawmakers regarding the UW Merger Proposal. Especially concerning to our members is the lack of consultation with staff regarding potential massive system changes.

We stand with lawmakers seeking details on this issue.

We are ready, willing and able to participate in discussions regarding how to best address the UW Board of Regents concerns that prompted this merger proposal in a way that will protect the rights of UW Staff.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Lincoln Hills Interim Superintendent Will Have A Hard Time Solving Underlying Issues

Scott Walker reacted to the chaos at Lincoln Hills School For Boys by calling for the appointment of an interim superintendent for both Lincoln Hills School For Boys and Copper Lake School For Girls.

Monday, October 23, 2017 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: LINCOLN HILLS CLOSURE BILL DOES NOT ADDRESS REAL ISSUES 

It has been an alarming few weeks at Lincoln Hills with the headlines to match. Between the assault on Pandora Lobacz, the revelation of an attempted murder of a staff member and an investigatory team being disbanded because they “found too much” – Lincoln Hills has been on the cover of newspapers across the state. 

Attacks On Staff Continue At Lincoln Hills

Last week, Pandora Lobacz, a teacher at Lincoln Hills School for Boys was attacked by an inmate at Lincoln Hills. During her class, the inmate, who has been involved in prior staff assaults, became agitated and took control of her classroom. After calling security and receiving a busy signal, Pandora was confronted by the inmate who punched her in the face and knocked her out.

AFSCME Wisconsin is matching member contributions to Puerto Rico! In an effort to support our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Maria, AFSCME Wisconsin is matching the first $500 in member contributions to the AFSCME Fallen Heroes Fund. 

DONATE TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE MARIA HERE: http://bit.ly/2y8pyUG

AFSCME Wisconsin Dental Insurance Enrollment Is Open From Oct 1, 2017 Through Nov 15, 2017.

You must be a dues paying member of Council 32 to enroll in our Union Sponsored Dental Plan. 

If you are not a dues paying member, please click HERE to join

Check out the PDF below to review Delta Dental Plans, premiums, benefits and to print enrollment and payment authorization form.

AFSCME Wisconsin Legislative Report

Friday, October 6, 2017 

Wisconsin “gerrymandering” case now before the US Supreme Court

A case that has the potential to bring about more fairness in legislative elections  in Wisconsin and across the nation is now being heard by the US Supreme Court.  

Excellent news has been announced today regarding the new Dane County Parental Leave Benefit.  In recent months our locals (2634, 1871, 720, 705 and 65) have discussed and requested a new paid leave benefit to help employees with new parental responsibilities. 

Today, we joined Executive Parisi and Dane County Board members in celebrating the public announcement that the requested benefit will be added to the 2018 Dane County Budget and will be included in our 2018 benefit package.