VOTE NOW: Contract Ratification

At the November 18 General Membership Meeting, the membership voted on a number of items, including to oppose and organize against Chancellor Martin’s Badger Partnership plan and to stand behind the Student Labor Action Coalition’s and AFSCME 171’s fight against privatization and the unprecedented use of non-union labor at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Membership also voted to endorse the contract settled between our bargaining team and the state. Members voted to send the tentative agreement to a full vote of our membership so that if the Legislature convened a special session, we could fully implement a new collective bargaining agreement. The contract includes some gains in language although on “economic” issues we largely did not make gains.