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Union Transfer Vacancy Notices
Here is a link to the University's Union Transfer Vacancy Notices. The vacancies listed are open for contractual transfers for classified employees only. Contractual transfer rights vary by bargaining unit.

UW-Madison Union Transfer Vacancy Notices
Below are the official application forms for scholarships that are available to Local 171 members and their children. Download the form for the scholarship you are interested in, or call the Local office at 232-9393 to get an application.  Included with the forms are any instructions, along with deadline and mailing information.

Wisconsin Labor History Society Essay Contest
Information about the 2014 Essay contest will be posted as soon as it is available. For more information about the Wisconsin Labor History Society, click here.

South Central Federation of Labor Scholarship
The South Central Federation of Labor is offering four  $1000 scholarships to union members or their children. Winners and alternates will be determined by a lottery drawing. Local 171 members and their families are eligible if they are attending or planning to attend an accredited two or four year college, as long as they have not already been awarded a post secondary degree or have previously received a scholarship. The  deadline is June 26, 2013. All application forms and transcripts must be received at the SCFL office by that time. Download an application by clicking here.
La federación central de trabajadores (“The South Central Federationof Labor”) está ofreciendo cuatro becas de $1,000 a los miembros de la Unión o a sus hijos/as. Los ganadores y suplentes serán determinados por sorteo/lotería. Los miembros de la Unión y su familia son elegibles si ellos asisten o planean asistir a una universidad acreditada de dos o cuatro años. No son elegibles si ellos ya han recibido un grado post-secundario o hayan recibido anteriormente una beca SCFL. La fecha límite para solicitar es el 26 de junio, 2013. una aplicación

AFSCME Family Scholarship
The AFSCME Family Scholarship is for graduating High School seniors who are the children of active or retired AFSCME members. Ten (10) scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded to the winners selected from the applications which meet the eligibility requirements.The scholarships will be renewed for $2000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited institution. Completed applications must be postmarked by December 31.

Anunciamos la Beca Familiar AFSCME para graduando de Escuela Superior hijos/as de miembros activos o retirados de AFSCME. Este año se otorgorán diez (10) becas de $2000 cada una. Los ganadores serán seleccionados entre los solicitantes que cumplan con los requisitos de elegibilidad. La beca se renovará otorgando $2000 cada año por un máximo de cuatro años, siempre y cuando el estudiante se mantenga matriculado en un programa a tiempo completo en alguna institución acreditada. Las solicitudes deben ser completadas y enviadas antes del 31 de diciembre. 

Union Plus Scholarship
Members, their spouses, and dependent children (as defined under IRS regulations) are eligible to apply for an AFSCME Union Plus scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by January 31.  For an application, call the Local 171 office at 232-9393 or download one here.

Becas Union Plus
Miembros, sus esposos(as) y niños dependientes (como se define en la regulación del IRS) son elegibles para aplicar por esta La Unión  Plus de Beca AFSCME. Aplicaciones  deben ser sellada antes del Enero 31. Para una aplicación, llame la oficina de Local 171
al teléfono 232-9393. aplicación (PDF)

Council 24 Jim Boyd Memorial Members Only Scholarship
AFSCME Council 24 offers a scholarship exclusively for current active WSEU Council 24 members. One (1) one-time scholarship of up to $1000 will be awarded for study at either a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education. Deadline: March 15, 2013. For more information, visit the Council 24 website.

Council 24 Jim Boyd Memorial Beca Para nuestros Miembros
El Consejo 24 de AFSCME ofrece una beca exclusivamente para los miembros activos del Consejo 24 de WSEU AFSCME. Una (1) beca de hasta $1000 será otorgada para cursar estudios en un programa de dos o cuatro anos en una institucion de educacion superior certificada. Fecha limite: 15 de marzo de 2013. aplicación

Jim Boyd Memorial Scholarship
AFSCME Council 24 is now accepting applications for the 2011 Jim Boyd Memorial Scholarships, available to high school seniors and continuing post-secondary students who are dependents of Council 24 members. Available are:
One (1) $4000 two-year scholarship
One (1) $2000 two-year scholarship
One (1) $2000 one-time scholarship
Six (6) $1000 one-time scholarships
Deadline is March 15, 2011. For more information, visit the Council 24 website.

Contract Cancellation Q & A
There have been many questions raised concerning what happens after March 13, 2011 - when our contracts expire. Here are several links to FAQ's which we have compiled from several sources. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these documents.

Employee Trust Funds:
Office of State Employee Relations:
The System FAQ combines many of the questions addressed in both ETF and OSERs FAQs.
Here is a PDF with some answers to questions you may have about the cancellation of our contract on March 13, 2011.


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