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March 5, 2022


Dear AFTW Retiree:


We at AFT Wisconsin-Retiree Council would be pleased to have you as a member of our organization.  We continue to be committed to our motto of Life Long Unionism.  Annual membership dues of $20 for 2022 are now due.  You also have the option of becoming a life member for a onetime payment of $200.  (See membership form.)


Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through a dozen states with more than 50 stops. In a year when kitchen table issues, democracy and our freedoms were on the ballot, many people told me that the elections came down to a choice between, on the one side, election deniers and extremists stoking fear, and on the other, problem-solvers working to help the country move forward. Many races were close, but Americans turned the tide from a red wave to a swell of support for progress and problem-solvers. Read the full column here.

2022 Annual Meeting Agenda



Friday, October 21, 2022

6:30-8:00 pm


1.  Welcome and Call to order

2.  Minutes of last annual meeting—2021

3.  AFT Speaker-Samantha Galing, Deputy Director of the AFT Political Department

4.  Committee Reports

                        A.  Membership Committee

                        B.  Legislative

                        C.  Communications

5.  Reports from Affiliations

                        A.  WIARA

                        B.  POWRS

                        C.  WCOA

6.  Treasurer's Report

                        A.  Current treasurer's report

                        B.  Approval of 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 budgets

7.  Old Business

8.  New Business

9.  Call to Action and Adjournment


AFTW Retirees Newsletter Fall 2022

Fall 2022





Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.