Bill Franks & Mike Pyne
Help make Wisconsin safe during the Corona virus threat. Support LTEs who don't have paid sick leave or health insurance. See the letter from AFT-W President Kim Kohlhaas to Governor Evers advocating for LTES.
Wisconsin Grassroots Festival – March 21, 2020 in Mazomanie
This event is to inform, engage, and inspire with thought-provoking speakers and breakout sessions. Come meet activists and organizations from around the state, and enjoy music, food and fun. Some events will also be available for live streaming and live broadcasting. For more information, including how to register, go to: https://allevents.in/mazomanie/12th-annual-wisconsin-grassroots-festival/1000092495593811
Wisconsin Labor History Society Conference – March 28, 2020 in Milwaukee
This conference will look at Wisconsin’s past and how to regain our State’s progressive traditions. Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, go to http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/ Registration may be made online at www.wlhs2020.eventbrite.com.
Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants 2020 Conference – May 15, 2020 in Madison
The WICOA conference is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at the American Family Campus. In addition to the presentations on the Wisconsin Retirement System, Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin will be speaking on What’s Ahead for ending Partisan Gerrymandering in Wisconsin. For a copy of the agenda and a link to registration, go to https://www.wicoa.org/2020conference.php.
Note to all Retirees,
Recently all members of the Wisconsin Retirement System should have received a mailing from Delta Dental regarding a new program which allows all members of the WRS to participate in the state insurance pool for dental insurance. Because of the much larger risk pool members may find the rates lower than other plans which are available, however open enrollment for the new plan closes on October 25.
Any retirees who may be interested in this new dental offering can call Delta Dental at 844-337-8383 or visit
As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.