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UFAS Raises Concerns About HR Design Project (Oct-12)

The elected leadership of United Faculty & Academic Staff sent an open letter on October 1, 2012, to the members of the UW–Madison Faculty Senate and Academic Staff Assembly expressing strong concerns about the university’s Human Resources Design Project (HRDP).

Federal court strikes down parts of Walker's union-busting law

In response to a legal challenge by the American Federation of Teachers (of which UFAS is a part) and six other public employee unions, U.S. District Judge William M. Conley struck down parts of Governor Walker's anti-union "budget repair" law in March 2012. Judge Conley found that the legislation violated union members' equal protection and First Amendment rights. Learn more about the ruling and what it means for UW academic staff and faculty at two AFT informational meetings on the UW-Madison campus April 18 and 19, 2012 (see calendar for details).

Union Membership Among Faculty and Graduate Students Grows (Apr-12)

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the number of college faculty members and graduate-student employees represented by unions has risen substantially over the past five years, though such growth might be slowing as a result of moves by state legislatures in Wisconsin and elsewhere to curtail collective-bargaining rights.

LFT asks Jindal to intervene in Pastorek feud

(Baton Rouge – August 10, 2009) The state’s largest education organization is asking Governor Bobby Jindal to step in and mediate the ongoing dispute between State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek and some advocates for public education.