September 14, 2018  
Hi all,

As a union rep, I get asked these questions a lot: "Do you get the summers off?" Answer: "No, and neither do most educational employees." "Are you as busy in the summer as you are during the school year?" Answer: "I'm busy with summer membership drives and leadership training. But, I don't get as many calls from members because most of them are not at work and their bosses aren't bugging them."

Well, as you are well aware, the summer is over. The calls are coming in. And, not surprisingly, the calls seem to have a central theme: "My boss is bullying me."

It's at this point in a discussion about bully principals/supervisors/administrators when some members begin to lament about the "good old days" of collective bargaining agreements. But I have to stop them cold. No collective bargaining agreement ever had effective remedies for bullying. No current handbook or school board policy does either.

What it takes to stop bullying is COLLECTIVE ACTION. Contact the WR3 office if you'd like some help developing a plan to stop bullying in your school. There's no magic wand; it takes some work to create a safe and enjoyable workplace. It can be done. We can help.


Kathy Rohde 
Regional Director

What's Your Best Story?

Nominations Open for Herb Kohl Foundation
Leadership and Fellowship Awards

Nominations of Wisconsin PK through 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted online at for the 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards.

The deadline for submission is October 8, 2018. 

Gotta Eat

Region 3 staff were visited by a local radio station WNCY this week and enjoyed homemade banana bread from Shotgun, and breads from the local bread store.


Professional Development

Now's the Time

Now's the time to introduce new hires to your Local Association. Why not invite new educators to the WEAC Professional Issues Conference on Oct. 26-28 in Green Bay? Members get a sweet deal on relevant workshops led by Wisconsin Public School educators. 

The Professional Issues Conference has strategically been moved from March to October to highlight the quality professional development opportunities available to members early in the school year. 

Here's a flyer with the QR code and registration link to share with members.

Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members

An All-Presidents meeting has been scheduled for
Saturday, September 29 at the WEAC Region 3 office
from 10 am - 1:00 pm.

All Locals can send Presidents, or their delegates, AND as many other interested members to this important meeting.

1.  Meet candidates. 
2.  Campaign plan and update.
3. Organizing around the campaign.
4. Develop a local campaign plan.
5. Zone meeting if needed.

Register by emailing

Those who register BY THURSDAY, September 27 will receive
a box lunch at the meeting.

Be sure to follow the Region 3 PAC Facebook Page by clicking on the image below.
This is where you will find all election information including recommended candidates and volunteer opportunities:

Schedule It!

Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, the third Thursday of every month @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
WEAC Region 3