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Megha Desai is a public defender in Multnomah County, Oregon. In a given week, she might work upwards of 60 hours. Right now, she has about 145 open cases.

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Re: AFSCME WI 2019-2021 Budget Priorities Talking Points, Joint Finance Committee Hearings

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.

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