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A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

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.

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.

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.

The American Red Cross Receives Complaint Notice of Hearing From NLRB

NLRB has issued to The American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Region a Complaint and Notice of Hearing. AFSCME Locals 1558 and 1205 have been in negotiations with Red Cross for successors to contracts that expired in 2013 and 2015.

Executive Director Rick Badger was interviewed by WORT on the troubled management of the King Home for Veterans. 

Check out the full interview: 

https://www.facebook.com/AFSCME32/videos/1567131096668156/

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.