The status of the University of Wisconsin System as one of the world's premier public university systems is under threat. As the UW System Board of Regents contemplates the end of meaningful academic freedom, AFT-Wisconsin members around the UW System - academic staff, faculty, graduate employees, university staff - are mobilizing to defend the quality of public higher education in Wisconsin. Take a stand for UW System students - sign the petition today!
When Scott Walker compared 100,000 peaceful protestors - teachers, parents, police officers, fire fighters, students, nurses, and more - to the terrorists in ISIS, it hit home for William Schuth, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of AFT local 3220, the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants' Association. William has created a petition calling on Walker to apologize for his remarks: "Gov. Walker, veterans and service members who risked their lives to fight terrorism deserve better than that. Americans who speak up for their rights deserve better than that. Please, Gov. Walker, show some courage: publicly take ownership of your disrespectful comments and apologize."
United Faculty & Academic Staff (UFAS), AFT 223, is actively working with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement, including the Teaching Assistants' Association (TAA), AFT 3220, and the American Federation of Teachers, with whom we are affiliated, to stop Governor Scott Walker's radical and extremist attack on the civil rights of Wisconsin public employees to bargain collectively.
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As rush toward voter ID threatens rights of young, poor and minority voters, the American Federation of Teachers fights back.
Read the feature story of the March/April 2012 issue of On Campus here.
As the newly-elected President of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Randi Weingarten (photo to the left) addressed the Democratic National Convention in Denver to champion the need for members to take action to support the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States. Click on this article's headline to listen to an interview with President Weingarten about the choices that people will face on November 4th (Election Day).