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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.

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Betsy DeVos wants to alter the DNA of higher education, trying to change the definition of the credit hour, eliminate student-faculty interaction in some programs and allow schools losing their accreditation to charge students tuition. And it’s all disguised in the wonky and overwhelming “negotiated rulemaking” review process that begins Jan. 15.

UFAS criticizes UW System's draft program productivity monitoring policy

December 10, 2018 — The membership of United Faculty and Academic Staff voted to endorse an open and public letter to Regent President John Behling expressing grave concerns about UW System's draft program productivity monitoring policy. The letter calls on the Board of Regents to reject the proposed policy in its present form. Please click on the hyperlink to read the letter in its entirety.

UFAS leaders interviewed about UW System budget proposal for 2019-21

Workers Independent News/89.9 WORTFM interviewed UFAS Vice President Marcus Cederström and UFAS System & State Issues Committee Chair Kyrie Caldwell on August 31, 2018, about the UW System’s proposed operating budget for 2019-21.

You can listen to the interview here on our Facebook page or here at the WORT audio archive (starting about 6:28).

VOTE in tomorrow's primaries! (August 14, 2018)

Dear AFT-Wisconsin members,

Please remember to vote in tomorrow's primary election (Tuesday, August 14)! This November's election will be crucial to the future of our state and the country alike, and with engagement at the highest level we've seen in years, AFT-Wisconsin members have a real chance to make progressive changes in our workplaces and communities alike. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. AFT-Wisconsin has not endorsed any candidate in the primary for Governor, but has voted to endorse the Democratic nominee.