AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization comprised of members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System, numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System. Field Organizer will work with members, potential members and coalition partners on internal/external organizing in order to build capacity and issue campaigns.
Recruit new members to the union
Communicate with membership and potential member through home visits, worksite visits, emails, phone call, text
The 87th Convention of AFT-Wisconsin will be held virtually on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm with the Delegate Session on Saturday, October 23 beginning at 8:30 am. The convention is open to all members of AFT-Wisconsin, but registration is required. The deadline for registration is September 30; no late registrants can be accepted. Members may review convention information by clicking here or on the image above. If you have any questions about Convention, please contact Executive Assistant Kathy Kreul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFT-W VP of Higher Education Jon Shelton has sent a letter to Reps. David Murphy and Dianne Hesselbein opposing A.B. 413. The October 7, 2021 letter reads in part: "this bill would not only do the opposite of what it proposes to do—prevent stereotyping based on race and gender—but it would also threaten the promise of academic freedom and the pursuit of truth that has made our system of public higher education one of the best in the nation." Reps. Murphy and Hesselbein are respectively the chair and ranking delegate of the Assembly's Committee on Colleges and Universities.
In a September 17, 2021 letter to the Assembly Education Committee, AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas testified against Assembly Bill 562. "The bill would encourage parents to opt their children out of gender identity and sexual orientation programs in our public schools," she argued. "Any legislation that discourages open conversation and the inclusion and well-being of all students is dangerous."
UWGB-United hosted their first Back to School event for faculty and staff, where new hires could ask candid questions they may have been hesitant to raise at the official university orientation. Members shared their knowledge regarding having tough conversations in the classroom, why they are a proud union member, and much more!