Take some time to review the MATC policies about archiving emails and voicemails

May 19, 2015

Email has become such an important, accepted way of communicating that it is easy to forget it’s not all that private — especially when you’re using it at work. As a recent article on the Bloomberg Business website noted, “Courts have found that workers don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy when on the job. […]




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MATC District Board votes to postpone decisions about DTEC and South Madison campuses

May 14, 2015

The MATC District Board “punted on a controversial proposal to sell its campus Downtown and expand its presence on the South Side at a Wednesday night meeting,” according to a report by Dan Simmons published in the Wisconsin State Journal. “The plan – which failed to pass on a 4-4 vote with one board seat […]




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Nominations are now open for positions on the AFT-Wisconsin Executive Board

May 14, 2015

All elected offices of AFT-Wisconsin’s Executive Board are open for nomination at the 2015 AFT-Wisconsin Convention, which will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Madison on October 23-25, 2015. The offices are President; Executive Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; four At-Large Vice Presidents; and one Vice President for each council (PK-12, WTCS, Higher Education, State […]




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Two candidates for local office submitted biographic statements

May 14, 2015

Members running for office in the Local 243 Spring Elections were given an opportunity to submit brief biographic statements in support of their candidacy. Rhoda McKinney (candidate for PSRP/ESP Chapter Vice-President) and Jon Cole (candidate for PSRP/ESP Forum delegate) have done so. The statements below are presented in the order they were submitted. They are […]




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Recent technical changes and upgrades to the Local 243 website make it more secure and easier to view on mobile devices

May 11, 2015

There have been many significant changes made to the Local 243 website and blog in the past two weeks: The WordPress publishing platform has been upgraded to fix a security issue The Thesis theme that produces a graphical interface with an underlying unifying design for the site has been upgraded so that it continues to […]




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Could Republicans enact so-called right to work legislation on a national basis?

May 11, 2015

Not satisfied with hobbling public employee unions and signing so-called “right to work” legislation in our state, Wisconsin’s Republican governor “says he would take right-to-work nationwide as president” reports Vox Media’s Matthew Yglesias.




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