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AFT Local 3535 (TAUWP) December 2014 Newsletter

December 2, 2014

Dear members of AFT Local 3535 (TAUWP),

I hope everyone will join us on Friday, December 12, from 4-6 PM at the Riverwest Public House to celebrate the end of the semester and the beginning of the winter holidays. Over the coming months it should be our goal to continue to expand our union and to be a stronger force for faculty and academic staff on the UWM campus. In January, I’ll be in touch with dates for next semester’s general membership meetings.

This newsletter includes the following:

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2014 AFT-Wisconsin Scholarship Winners

AFT-Wisconsin members highly value and honor education. As part of our values, we offer scholarships for children and grandchildren of current or retired AFT-Wisconsin members who will be attending technical colleges or universities. This year a $1,000 university scholarship and a $500 technical college scholarship were awarded.

University Scholarship: Sierra DuCharme-Hansen

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2015 AFT-Wisconsin Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

AFT-Wisconsin has a long tradition of offering educational scholarships to support dependents of members in good standing who wish to pursue a career in labor, education, health care or government service. Currently, AFT-Wisconsin offers one $1,000 university scholarship and one $500 technical college scholarship. The application period for 2014-2015 scholarships is now open; applications are due to AFT-Wisconsin by March 15, 2015, and winners will be notified by May 1, 2015.

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Wall Street deals costing schools, municipalities billions

Following a new report detailing how Wall Street sold toxic deals to school districts and municipalities that are costing communities billions in fees, interest and other payments, educators, parents, community members and local officials have joined together for a Day of Action in cities across the country.

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AFT Local 3535 (TAUWP) October 2014 Newsletter

October 1, 2014

Dear members of AFT Local 3535 (TAUWP),

I hope the Fall semester is progressing well for all and that everyone is finding some time to enjoy the very pleasant weather we have been having as of late. Who knows what winter has in store for us this time around!

This newsletter includes the following:

1.    Report on recent actions by members of our union

2.    News from the September 26, 2014 meeting

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