November 2012

There will be a Local 243 Forum meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29, 2012 in Room 307 on the Truax campus . Up for discussion are officer reports, January elections, committee appointments, stipends, and college department changes.

As one of the union’s new Social Committee’s first actions, a small group of Local 243 volunteers gathered during October’s Convocation to help clean up along a stretch of highway close to the college. Participation in the Adopt-a-Highway program through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation was started last year by the PSRP Chapter, and the committee felt it would be a great way to revitalize the program and get more people involved.

Local 243 members Wendy Stalker (Financial Aid) and Chris Henker (School of Academic Advancement)

Click here for another photo and a report on the October clean-up

All members of the Full Time Faculty Chapter of Local 243 should have received a printed copy of the Final Draft of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their school mailbox. If you have not received a copy of the contract, please contact your local union steward.

A searchable PDF copy of the CBA is also available online. You may read it online or download and print it. This is a 2.9 MB document, so it make take a while to open and/or download it.

Get Up, Stand Up, Early on Black Friday!

Black Friday Action at Monona Walmart (2151 Royal Avenue, Monona on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Where David meets Goliath!

FROM South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL): Across the nation, in unprecedented actions and with the courage of a very human David facing a corporate giant Goliath, Walmart workers are asking for fair wages, regular hours, a safe workplace.

Across the nation Walmart workers are walking off the job and the community is saying: We Stand with Walmart Workers.

Locally, SCFL will join the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice at the Madison/ Monona Walmart Supercenter, 2151 Royal Ave, on Friday November 23, 2012, gathering at 8:45 a.m. with local clergy starting to speak 9 a.m.

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All members of the PSRP Chapter of Local 243 should have received a printed copy of the Final Draft of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in their school mailbox. If you have not received a copy of the contract, please contact your local union steward.

A searchable PDF copy of the CBA is also available online. You may read it online or download and print it. This is a 2.6 MB document, so it make take a while to open and/or download it.

Bucky Badger may get involved in supporting the striking workers at Palermo’s Pizza

November 14, 2012

“The muscle of Bucky Badger could possibly get behind striking workers at Palermo’s Pizza,” writes Pat Schneider in an article published in The Capital Times on November 10, 2012. “The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Labor Licensing Policy Committee is recommending that the university move toward terminating contracts valued at more than $200,000 annually with the Milwaukee […]

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