May 10, 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 Union Stuff
Join Early at No Extra Cost
WEAC EARLY ENROLLMENT
NEW THIS YEAR: Former WEAC members can re-join under Early Enrollment. 

Did you know WEAC Region 3 is participating in the Early Enrollment program? That means you can sign up members NOW, and they don’t pay until the fall. Have someone pledge to become a member of your local association, WEAC, and NEA and they'll immediately receive the following benefits:

  • Pay nothing until Sept. 1, if you complete an early enrollment membership form.
  • Enjoy big discounts and savings through NEA Member Benefits  (www.neamb.com).
  • Save even more with WEA Member Benefits (www.weabenefits.com).
  • Beginning Sept. 1, become eligible for legal services for individual employment-related matters, including representation on unemployment compensation and certification issues.
  • Plus, receive the benefits of the WEAC Personal Legal Services Program and get two, free half-hour consultations with a participating attorney every year.
  • Get up to $1 million in Educator Employment Liability (EEL) insurance to protect you if a student or parent sues you during the course of employment.

Contact WEAC Region 3 for an Early Enrollment form.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

WEAC
NEA
WR3 Committees Looking for Members
WEAC Region 3 has three committees that are open to all members:

  • Legislative -- feed your political soul by helping plan events and member communication around elections and policy.
  • Organizing -- public relations, professional development, and member engagement is the focus -- bring your union activism to our table!
  • Budget -- if you like numbers and want to help plan where your dues dollars go, this is the place for you!

Committees meet 4-6 times a year. Participation may be available via video-conferencing!

Send inquiries and interest to our mailbox: region3@weac.org
Apply By June 1 to Serve On A WEAC Committee
WEAC is looking to tap into our members' expertise! There are openings on several WEAC standing committees and we are hoping you are interested in applying to be a member of one of the committees for the 2019-2020 membership year. You can find the application form HERE . Application deadline is June 1. 
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members. 
Strong Public Schools

Visit http://strongpublicschools.org/askaquestion and follow the instructions to submit your video question for the 2020 presidential candidates. All you need to do is take out your phone, record a video asking your question, and upload it.
Professional Development
Region 3 will hold a 1-day Membership Drive Workshop on Thursday, June 20. Click here to register .

In addition, nearby Regions will hold their workshops on August 6, 7 and 8 - - any member can attend any meeting in any Region. See below for dates and times and locations!

Why Go?
You and a team from your Local can acquire some basic skills and have time to create a plan for a FANTASTIC back-to-school membership drive.

Start talking about this in YOUR local! Get some friends together to join you in this project!
Visit a Region near you for great professional development opportunities!


Any member working in any school represented by Regions 3, 5, 6, and 7 can attend workshops that help build membership.

"Power Locals" Summer Workshops are a combination of Region 3's "Membership Drive Workshop" on June 20 and "Solidarity Seminar" on August 8. Offered in different places on different days, choose what works best for you!

Location Selection - Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9 a.m. - noon.

  • Green Bay - Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military Avenue (Membership Drive Workshop)

Location Selection - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Baraboo - Region 5 Office, 135 3rd Avenue

  • Watertown - Watertown Public Library, 100 S. Water Street

Location Selection - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

  • Brookfield - Region 7 Office, 13805 W. Burleigh Road, Suite 200

  • Janesvillle - Sidelines, 731 S. Wuthering Hills Drive

Location Selection - Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • Madison - Region 6/WEAC Office, 33 Nob Hill Road

  • Oshkosh - UW Oshkosh Reeve Union, 748 Algoma Blvd.

  • Green Bay - Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military Avenue (Solidarity Seminar - Advocacy & Leadership)

Sign up here .
 It's YOUR Lifetime Teaching License    
As a teacher, it is YOUR responsibility to pay attention to timelines, respond to correspondence from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and/or your school district, and do all that is necessary to keep your teaching license current.

With the advent of a "lifetime" license in Wisconsin, it is no longer necessary to complete a PDP or take college credits to renew your license every five years.

Those teachers with LIFETIME licenses must complete a background check every five years.

The DPI has added a feature to License Lookup - when you look up your license, it will now show the most recent background check submitted to the DPI. For more information, click here .

Do you need a background check? The DPI has added a video to help explain the process. Click here .

Do you have a provisional license and, at the end of this school year have six (6) successful semesters of teaching under your belt? For information about the Lifetime license application , click here .

And, if you'd like to learn more about the process in the company of other teachers learning about applying for and maintaining Lifetime licenses, attend our May 16th "Nuts and Bolts" workshop - either in person or by ZOOM video-conferencing. Register by clicking the image above or here .

For a flyer advertising our "Nuts and Bolts" workshop, click here .
Hello all,

I can't emphasize this enough. If you and your colleagues are annoyed about anything going on in the workplace, you need a couple of things in order to make the change you want to see. You need [more] members. You need strategies and plans.

That's it. Having trouble with either of those two things? Then get some folks together and attend these workshops:

Focuses on the basics of organizing, developing an action plan and how that feeds into membership recruitment.

Focuses on leadership development, advocacy and enforcing our rights! 

And, ICYMI: check out some success stories from last week! Yes! It can be done! We can win!

--Kathy Rohde
Regional Director
Region 3 WEAC