Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

UW-Green Bay United members to hold state legislative candidate GOTV event

UWGB-United (AFT #6511) members and supports will convene on October 20 at 6:30pm to text/call friends and family members in the Green Bay Area to make sure they vote for AFT-Wisconsin endorsed candidates Jonathon Hansen, Kristin Lyerly, and Kristina Shelton. All three candidates have also been invited to drop by to say hello to UWGB faculty and staff, too! You do not need to be a member of the union to join in the fun.

New Address for AFT-Wisconsin

Attention: AFT-Wisconsin has a new address! Please address all correspondence to the following address no later than October 1, 2020:

AFT-Wisconsin
ATTN: Kathy Kreul
P.O. Box 285
Highland, WI  53543

‘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.