March 15, 2019
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.
Important
WTCS Recertification Vote Open March 14 - April 3
Recertification voting for Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) locals is open noon March 14 to noon April 3. The Union needs to receive YES votes from 51% of all eligible voters to win. Not voting counts the same as a “no” vote. Your colleagues need your support, so please vote YES. 


Tuesday, April 2nd
Election Day!
  • Are you registered to vote?
  • Where is your polling place?
  • What are the hours for early voting?
  • What's on your ballot?

Answers to these and many more election-related questions are available in one easy spot!

Click here.
WEAC Representative Assembly is April 27 in Oshkosh
Hundreds of WEAC members will gather in Oshkosh April 27 for the annual WEAC Representative Assembly, where they set a budget, elect leaders and develop policy. This year, WEAC President Ron Martin and WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen are running unopposed for re-election. Also running unopposed are Nicholas J. Sirek for NEA Director and Amanda Oudenhoven for Alternate NEA Director. The candidates for Minority Guarantee Representative to the WEAC Board are Jesse Martinez and Demond Coleman, and the candidate for Alternate Minority Guarantee Representative to the WEAC Board is Alexandra Agar-Pratt. Find out more about these candidates and also see what amendments are being proposed to the WEAC Resolutions and to the WEAC Constitution and Bylaws on the WEAC Representative Assembly page at weac.org/RA .

PLEASE NOTE: Delegate allotments have been calculated based on local membership as of February 26. Local presidents were sent a delegate report form to be completed and returned to WEAC by April 5.
Wisconsin State Statute 118.22 governs the renewal and NON-renewal of full-time teacher contracts

For information about non-renewal and renewal of individual teaching contracts, click here.
Professional Development
Register for Future, Current Teacher Summit

Developed by a team of Nationally Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) from across the country, NEA Jump Start is a comprehensive, three+ day seminar designed to provide early support to National Board candidates. Jump Start lays the groundwork for understanding the certification process by deeply examining component and assessment center requirements. Time is dedicated to gathering resources and information needed to become successful in certifying. All of this is provided in a supportive, constructive, and collegial environment. This Jump Start training is Sunday, July 28, through Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at UW-Stevens Point. The registration fee is just $300 for WEAC members and $150 for drive-in WEAC Members (the full fee for non-members is $1000 / $850 drive-in). Find out more and register now.
NBCT Information Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00 - 6:30 pm
Region 3 Office
Email Sandra Michels for more details.
Register NOW for
the 2019 WI Labor History Conference
Saturday, April 13 in Madison

We expect a capacity audience this year. Assure a seat for 2019.

Register ONLINE .

To get mail-in Registration Form, click here .

REGISTRATION (Includes refreshments, lunch, materials):

$35.00 per person
$10.00 students, unemployed
Sign Up Now - June 25-26 in Madison
WEAC is a co-sponsor of Every Teacher a Leader training June 25-26 in Madison. Teacher leaders are the heart of successful schools. Every Teacher a Leader promotes, supports, and grows teacher leadership and voice. Develop your ideas and meet others who can support you along the way. Register by March 29!
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members. 

WEAC RECOMMENDS

LISA NEUBAUER FOR WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT

The Election is Tuesday, April 2nd!


Hi all,

Have you reached a breaking point yet?

Alex Caputo-Pearl, the president of United Teachers Los Angeles, tells us why teachers across the country are striking, and why it's not likely to end anytime soon.

In the February 2019 edition of Labor Notes, Samantha Winslow and Dan DiMaggio talk about teacher strikes in LA, Oakland, Denver, Chicago, Virginia, South Carolina,and Arizona in their 1-page article called "Elsewhere in the Teacher Uprising. " They tell us to expect a lot more teacher strikes in 2019.

Teachers across the country have reached a breaking point and they are ACTING to affect changes.

How are you feeling today?

--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Region 3 Director