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Check Your Voter Registration (or Register)

June, 2020 -- See the notice from the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans about how to confirm that your voting information is correct.  

WiARA Notice


‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.


Support LTEs

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.

Letter from AFT-W President to Governor


Upcoming Events



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:

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   Registration may be made online at   

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


New Dental Benefit

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 for more information if you misplaced the original mailing. Again, open enrollment ends October 25, so those who may be interested in investigating this new program need to do so soon.



More About Labor Day Activities From AFL-CIO

Labor Day 2019: Celebrate with these Great Union-made Events!

On Monday, September 2, we celebrate the achievements of the union movement – safe work places, the 8-hour workday, collective bargaining contracts that build our middle class -- and we pledge to keep up the fight for all working people. We stand together, united for the freedom of every worker to collectively bargain together for a better life.


Celebrate Labor Day on September 2. Join with union brothers and sisters and community members around the state as we honor all who labor at these great union-made events in Wisconsin. 

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