Since sending the questions below to UW–Madison administration toward the end of March, the university has responded with changes to policy and guidance on other procedures.

Four UFAS members elected to public office in April 2019

The big news from the spring election on April 2, 2019, is that Madison has a new mayor: our colleague and fellow UFAS member Satya Rhodes-Conway was elected with 62% of the vote! The membership of our union voted to endorse Satya for mayor, and we are proud of her success. Congratulations to Satya!

Satya’s election was not the only good news on election night. Three other members of our union whom our members endorsed were also elected to public office last week:

UFAS makes political endorsements in Madison Spring 2019 elections

March 12, 2019 — At the UFAS general membership meeting on March 11, UFAS members voted to endorse the following eleven political candidates in the Madison spring election scheduled for April 2, 2019. Five of these candidates (indicated in boldface) are UFAS members in good standing. We are thrilled to have so many members of our own union running for office this spring!

For Madison mayorSatya Rhodes-Conway

For Madison City Council:

UFAS stands in solidarity with striking faculty at Wright State University

February 7, 2019 — UFAS members voted unanimously today to pass a resolution of support for striking faculty at Wright State University and to donate $200 to their strike fund.

The UFAS Steering Committee had previously sent a letter, dated January 28, 2019, to the president and Board of Trustees at Wright State University calling for a fair contract for striking faculty there.

The membership resolution reads:

The members of United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS), American Federation of Teachers Local 223, send solidarity greetings from Madison, Wisconsin. We endorse the letter from the UFAS Steering Committee, dated January 28, 2019, to WSU president Cheryl Schrader and the institution’s Board of Trustees. We fully support your demand for a fair contract that protects faculty working conditions and student learning conditions, which are one and the same.