April 2013

Be sure to thank your union sisters or brothers serving as administrative professionals this week as it’s a special week set aside to honor the work they do.

Anyone who works at Madison Area Technical College knows the administrative staff is the backbone of operations at the college. If you want something done, if you want answers to just about anything that goes on around here, these are the go-to people.

In honor of these hardworking staff members, the Business Technology faculty is presenting a special professional development opportunity open to all. “Office 2010: The Must Knows!” is a half-hour training session offered this on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. and again from noon until 12:30 p.m. in Room 350 at the Truax Campus.

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A celebration of life in honor of former counselor Rosanne Glick-Veium, postponed earlier this year, has been rescheduled. It will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Lazy Oaf (1617 North Stoughton Road, Madison).

Be prepared to share a toast in memory of Rosanne, who passed away in November after a courageous battle with cancer. You are invited to share memories of Rosanne starting at 5:30 p.m. Bring along any photos you have and/or stories to share.

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Ronald Morello

Our union brother and friend Ron Morello has passed away. He worked in the Machine Tooling Technics program until his retirement in 2008. He had been enjoying his time at a private lake in east Texas. Our well wishes go out to his family and friends.

Reprinted below is the obituary published in The Daily Globe (Ironwood, Michigan) newspaper on April 9, 2013:

HOWELL CLUB LAKE, Texas — Ronald Emilio Morello passed away on April 4, 2013, after enjoying his retirement on a private lake in east Texas.

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A message from Local 243 President Mario Dusio and Joe Lowndes, Faculty Chapter Vice-President

Attention Truax Faculty: The deadline for the first round of office bids is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Local 243 and the Facilities Department developed an on-line process for faculty office transfers in order to make it more efficient. That process is in place for this year. Questions and problems may be directed to either Cindy Treige-Onofrey – Telephone x6263 or e-mail Treige-Onofrey@madisoncollege.edu or the Local 243 office Telephone x6066

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In the aftermath of the Supreme Court decision about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (sometimes referred to as “Obamacare”) and outcome the 2012 elections, healthcare reform is moving forward with speed. Healthcare exchanges will be open for business in 2014, and union members will find themselves navigating a new healthcare landscape.

AFT Local 243 is is thrilled to offer free to all unionists an informational session on the Affordable Care Act, led by Amy Clary, AFT Associate in Research and Strategic Initiatives. This informational session will be held from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013 in Room 142A&B at the Madison Area Technical College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street in Madison.

Click here to read more about this event and how to register to attend it

Local 243 members are encouraged to attend the next Madison Area Technical College District Board meeting

April 9, 2013

A message from Local 243 President Mario Dusio Sisters and Brothers, The Madison Area Technical College District Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday April 10, 2013 in the Truax Administration Conference Room (122/130). This will be the first of three meetings establishing the budget for next year. The decisions made here will affect […]

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