Vote on Dues Change

At the March 30, 2011 membership meeting, members approved a dramatically reduced budget for the upcoming year. Accordingly, membership also voted to approve a change to the dues structure that would be set dues for members at per capita dues rate + $10. We are forced to make this change to the dues structure we…

EMERGENCY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Monday, December 20, 5:30 PM Inn Wisconsin Room, Memorial Union Our Executive Board has called an Emergency General Membership Meeting. Here’s why: What Happened? If you haven’t heard, the Wisconsin State Senate rejected our contract on Wednesday, December 15. This move was unprecedented and has politicized the process of approving state employee contracts. They did…

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.

First General Membership Meeting!

UPDATE: Meeting is at 5:30 PM, schmoozing commences at 5 PM. The first General Membership Meeting (GMM) of the year is next Monday, September 20 at 5:30 PM in the Pres House (above Subway, on the Library Mall).  At this meeting we will ask members to choose between some strategy options for bargaining. Whether you…