Recertification elections

Thumbs upA message from Local 243 President Marie Dusio:

Preliminary results from the WERC suggest both the PSRP/ESP Chapter and the Full-time Faculty Chapter of AFT Local 243 have re-certified by overwhelming majorities!! While we await official confirmation, a huge thanks to Theresa Valencia (Chair) and all of the Recertification Committee members; staffers Jill, Ben, and LaVina; and every single one of you who voted, for making this possible. Congratulations!!

In addition, preliminary results suggest all AFT-Wisconsin locals involved in the April 2015 elections – including our brothers and sisters in the Part Time Faculty Local 6100 – re-certified! Congratulations to them all!

A copy of the WETC document detailing the initial tallies for all recertification elections in Wisconsin conducted during the period from April 1-21, 2015 is available for download from our website.

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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We Can do It lunchboxTRUAX IT’S FINALLY YOUR TURN!

Local 243 has been taking the opportunity, during this election cycle, to meet and greet (and feed) our faculty and staff at all of the MATC campuses. Tuesday, April 7, 2015 is TRUAX Day.

We are celebrating election day here in Wisconsin, offering the opportunity for folks to vote in our first annual union certification election, and bringing in free lunches for all PSRP staff and full-time faculty.

We will have staff manning a table in Hallway D starting early in the morning. Take the minute (actually less than a minute) to cast your vote on your way into school. REMEMBER: IF YOU DON’T CAST YOUR VOTE, THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WILL CAST A VOTE FOR YOU… AND THEY WILL VOTE NO.

Lunches will be available after 10 a.m. in Hallway D. Feel free to stop by, get some information about the union, vote and grab a lunch. Union reps will also be in the cafeteria during the lunch hour assisting folks who need to vote.

FYI – You can vote on line using this link. Please follow the directions carefully, make sure that your vote is verified.

Rockwell_1943_Rosie-the-RiveterNow that Spring Break is over, representatives from the Local 243 Recertification Committee will once again be visiting the Madison College regional campuses to answer questions and provide information regarding the First Annual Certification Election, union efforts, and union membership.

Local 243 will be providing box lunches for all full-time faculty and PSRP staff during these visits. So look for the union table, stop by, grab your lunch, and ask questions.

Union and campus reps will be staffing the tables this week between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following locations

SCHEDULE OF CAMPUS VISITS FROM MARCH 23-25, 2015:

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Commercial Avenue Campus
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – DTEC
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Watertown Campus
Thursday, March 25, 2015 – South Campus

Rockwell_1943_Rosie-the-RiveterRepresentatives from the Local 243 Recertification Committee will be visiting the Madison College regional campuses throughout the month of March 2015. Local 243 will be providing box lunches for all full-time faculty and PSRP staff during these visits. So look for the union table, stop by, grab your lunch, and ask questions.

Union and campus reps will be staffing the tables between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reps will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding the First Annual Certification Election, union efforts, and union membership.

SCHEDULE OF CAMPUS VISITS:

Tuesday, March 10, 2105 – Portage Campus
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – West Campus
Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Reedsburg Campus

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Commercial Avenue Campus
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – DTEC
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – Watertown Campus
Thursday, March 25, 2015 – South Campus

AFT Local 243 Union Recertification Election: Frequently Asked Questions + Answers

March 9, 2015

You’ll be hearing a lot about the upcoming Union Recertification Election in the next several weeks. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this election. They’re taken from a one-page handout prepared by AFT-Wisconsin, that you can download from our website. Members of our union, AFT Local 243, are asking […]

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