Who We Are
AFSCME Local 171 represents blue collar, technical and security employees at UW-Madison, UW-System, UW-Extension, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, and UW-Rock County. We negotiate campus working conditions and represent people who have a grievance with management. Local 171 is one of 56 locals in the Wisconsin State Employees Union (WSEU), which is part of the American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees.
There are several important upcoming protests and events surrounding Scott Walker's latest proposed budget and so called "right-to-work" legislation.
There will be a rally to protest the introduction of Right to Work legislation Tuesday, February 24 and Wednesday February 25 at 12:00 p.m. at the state Capitol.
WHAT: Rally to Oppose Right to Work
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. Tuesday February 24 and 12:00 p.m. Wednesday February 25
WHERE: State Street Side of the Capitol
The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform will be holding a hearing Tuesday, February 24.
Please join us at 9:00 a.m. to testify in opposition of Right to Work.
Transportation from Milwaukee:
Bus rides available to Madison Tuesday and Wednesday.
Leaving Laborers Local 113 hall, 6310 W. Appleton Ave. at 7 am both days.
Plan is to leave Madison to return to the Laborers Hall around 2 pm.
You can also CONTACT your legislators in opposition of Right to Work.
The legislative hotline is: 1-800-362-9472
Sign the petition to stop Right to Work in Wisconsin: http://act.aflcio.org/c/270/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9419
NATIONAL ADJUNCT WALK OUT DAY/TEACH-IN
FEBRUARY 25th @ 6PM
ROOM 159 of EDUCATION BUILDING, 1000 BASCOM MALL
Please join us for a town-hall style discussion with and for adjuncts and contingent educators, graduate students,
and allies who will share their stories and experiences as part-time or contingent academic labor,
create space for community building, and articulate the nature of our shared precarity.
This event is presented by:
United Faculty and Academic Staff, PEC of theTAA and Campus Worker Coalition,
as part of the National Adjunct Walkout Day.
Read the University Personnel System FAQ/Discussion/Info. Sheet here.