February 28, 2020
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.
New London Education Association (NLEA) President Melissa Anderson reported the NLEA's participation in Higher Ed Day 2020 in their District. They raised $674 towards their education association's scholarship fund. Special thanks to the Executive Board (Scott Lemiesz, Veronica Vakirtzis, Diane Vantassel, Lauren Thompson and Tricia Evers) who organized and collected monies in each building.
Public Schools: The Cornerstone of Democracy
Make plans to attend and hear Dr. Julie Mead's answers to the question: "Why Public Education?"

Monday, March 2
Neenah Public Library
6:30 - 8:30 pm.

Disrupted Learning Town Hall

How many of us have had to make do with what we have knowing students deserve better? How many of us have experienced a “classroom clear”?

At play are homelessness, trauma, unmet mental health needs and more. At the same time, class sizes are growing, resources are shrinking, and educators are being asked to do more with less.
 
We need your stories!
Thursday, March 5th 4:30-6:00pm
Mead Public Library in The Loft
710 N. 8th St. Sheboygan



You can also register here for Town Halls in
Sun Prairie (March 3), Blackhawk Technical College (March 18),
Fond du Lac (March 23), and Wauwatosa (March 30).

 
WEAC Retired annual meeting and conference registration open
 
Register now for the 2020 WEAC-Retired Annual Meeting and Conference at the Milwaukee Marriott West in Waukesha on Thursday, May 7.  Learn more and sign up .
Flight Attendants’ leader to keynote 2020 conference
Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will keynote the 39 th  Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society Saturday, March 28 , in Milwaukee.

Entitled “Progressives, Populists and Socialists: How the Past Informs the Future,” the conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Postal Workers Union Hall, 417 N. 3 rd  St. in downtown Milwaukee .

Nelson  has been President of the 50,000-member union since 2014 and has been credited with leading successful efforts to achieving a two hour increase in minimum legal rest for Flight Attendants and other efforts to combat fatigue on the job. Before that, she led the 90-day campaign to reverse national security policy to keep knives and other weapons off planes. She also crafted the campaign for “100,000 Eyes in the Skies,” which successfully resulted in mandatory training for Flight Attendants to recognize and report human trafficking.

The program will include historians who will speak on how the labor movement with Socialists and Progressive Republicans early in the 20 th  Century helped to build the Wisconsin’s traditions of pro-worker and democratic governments.

For more information and to register for the conference, click here .
Union organizers aim to thread Act 10 needle
UW Hospital group says it can't bargain. Nurses say they simply want to discuss issues.

Read more about MEET and CONFER here .
Important Dates for WTCS Locals:
April 1 - 21, 2020
Voting period (complete details to follow).
NEA
Volunteer at NEA RA this summer
Volunteers are being sought for the 2020 NEA RA in Atlanta this summer, which runs June 30-July 6. Many dedicated volunteers are needed to ensure a successful convention for all. You can volunteer to help at the convention by signing up now. Click here for more information .
Hi all,

I hear it all the time. I hear it everywhere. There seems to be an increase in "disrupted learning." This could be too much testing. It could be too many staff meetings and inservices that take away from student time. It could be a lack of control of student discipline. It could be the RtI and Special Education services are not working the way they should to support student learning and staff time.

The time is NOW to voice your concerns! Please attend one of the upcoming Disrupted Learning Town Halls to share your stories. There will be representatives from both the Governor's office and the DPI in attendance. Click on the image above to register - or, click here for a flyer that you can share with others.

Telling your story is the start toward getting something changed in your school. I guarantee you'll feel better by attending a Town Hall because a) telling your story is cathartic, and b) you'll discover you are not alone, and c) TOGETHER we can make changes!

Peace,

Kathy Rohde
Regional Director
WEAC Region 3