Past event

Baked beansSave the date: The South Central Federation of Labor’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) will hold its 56th annual Bean Feed dinner from 6 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Madison Labor Temple (1602 S. Park Street).

For a $5 donation, you’ll get all the hot dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, and potato salad you can eat, plus a soda or beer.

The Bean Feed is the Federation’s annual fundraising activity for its political education program. There are no speeches and there is no program — just a good meal and a chance for constituents to talk things over informally with their political representatives.

Solidarity imageA message from Local 243 Secretary-Treasurer Mike Lussenden:

Local 243 will hold a general membership meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Room C1423 on the Truax Campus. A tentative agenda for this meeting is available for download. All members of both the PSRP chapter and Full Time Faculty chapter are encouraged to attend.

After the meeting, join fellow union members for an “after” party at Callahan’s Sports Pub, 1902 Bartillon Drive in Madison. This is a union-sponsored event for members only. If you haven’t already done so, ReMember and join Local 243.

Please note that the Local 243 website now includes a Google calendar listing upcoming meetings and events. You’ll find a brief version on the sidebar of the blog. A larger version may be accessed via the navigation bar at the top of the page.

The Local 243 Forum will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Room C1423B on the Truax campus.

A draft copy of the agenda for the May 5, 2015 meeting is available on this website as a PDF document. A final copy of the agenda will be posted when it becomes available.

All Local 243 union members are welcome to attend Forum meetings.

Nominations
A message from Local 243 Election Committee Chair Jonathan Pollack:

Dear brothers and sisters of Local 243,

As this is an odd-numbered year, we need to elect:

  • PSRP/ESP Chapter Vice-President
  • Classification Officer
  • Faculty Chapter Grievance Officer
  • Faculty Chapter Secretary
  • 2 PSRP/ESP Forum reps
  • 2 Faculty Forum reps
  • 5 Bargaining Team members from each chapter

Nominations are due by April 30, 2015.  You may nominate yourself or another member. Only members in good standing of Local 243 can serve as officers or committee members. Membership can be renewed at any time. Please send nominations to JPollack@madisoncollege.edu

Campaigning by candidates will run from May 1 through May 7, 2015. The election itself will take place from May 8 to May 15, 2015

VoteA message from Theresa Valencia:

This has been an experience of a lifetime for me. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of AFT 243 history. When I was voted in as a forum member for AFT 243 I had no idea what I was getting into. I have learned plenty in the last 10 months and still have plenty to learn.

One thing I have learned loud and clear is the majority of faculty and PSRP overwhelmingly support having a union. Jill, Ben and I have so appreciated all the kind words and encouragement as we navigate new waters post act 10. We have until noon on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 to get every last vote in. I know there are a few of you either sitting on the fence, or planning on voting tomorrow. Well tomorrow has arrived and you can’t wait any longer. Please everyone who has not voted get it done tomorrow, and let us know when you have.

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Local 243 Forum meeting scheduled for April 21st

April 20, 2015

The Local 243 Forum will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in Room C1423B on the Truax campus. A draft copy of the agenda for the April 21, 2015 meeting is available on this website as a PDF document. This document also has a list of Forum meetings scheduled through […]

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