Sunday, February 12, 2012
Some rank-and-file members upset with WEAC endorsing a unproven candidate for statewide office who has lost twice already.
As Wisconsin taxpayers are faced with an expensive recall election for governor, rank-and-file members of the state’s largest teachers union are fuming mad over the endorsement of a candidate that was hand-picked by their leadership. Kathleen Falk, the former Dane County executive, was endorsed by Wisconsin Education Association Council bosses on Wednesday, with one condition: Uphold a promise to veto the budget reforms instituted by Gov. Scott Walker. Hours after the endorsement, a petition on change.org was created to demand that the union rescind its endorsement of the former chief executive of the second largest county government in Wisconsin. Rank-and-file members were upset with WEAC endorsing a unproven candidate for statewide …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
We Are Milwaukee to demonstrate on same day that effort to recall Wisconsin governor officially gets under way.
- Jim Price
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A statewide effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker gets under way Tuesday, and at least one organization plans to start the effort off with a bang: By holding a recall rally in front of the governor's Wauwatosa home. Planning for the rally has been under the radar. No press releases have been sent to the media and there isn't much information about it online. But organizers said Thursday that the rally is a go, with local, regional and national groups behind it. We Are Milwaukee, an "alliance of community-based organizations, unions, faith communities and local leaders," is planning to meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Juneau High School, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave. in Milwaukee, and march four blocks north to Walker's residence at 520 N. 68th St. There…
Monday, April 11, 2011
With more 250 people in attendance, Port Washington-Saukville School Board approves contract that includes wage freeze and reduced benefits.
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board unanimously approved a one-year teacher contract extension at a special session that drew more than 250 people representing a mix of support and opposition. "The one-year proposed contract will provide the district with stability during a year of transition," School Board President Patty Ruth said. Supt. Michael Weber said the teacher’s association also needs to vote on the one-year extension, and the board was "informed that they would do that on Tuesday or Wednesday." The board had previously intended to discuss the issue at a March 28 meeting that was canceled due to confusion surrounding the state's budget repair bill. The issue was rescheduled for Monday's special session, at Thomas …