Annual Meeting

Friday December 10th 6pm CDT

From the WUU President:

We have set the WUU annual meeting for December 10, 6:00 pm. It’ll be remote (email us for Zoom link) and you’re invited to join us for an informal get-together. We’ve got some news and things to talk about, but it’s first and foremost a social gathering.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

UFAS Covid Demands

United Faculty and Staff (UFAS) calls on the University of Wisconsin–Madison and UW System to:

1) Require all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus to be vaccinated for COVID-19. 

2) Continue to require masking and social distancing. 

3) Continue to require frequent testing among unvaccinated staff, students, and faculty and implement randomized testing among all staff, students, and faculty, regardless of vaccination status. 

4) Utilize best practices for improved ventilation

5) Institute a more flexible policy on remote or hybrid teaching modalities for all faculty, instructional academic staff, and graduate instructors. 

6) Increase investments in UW–Madison’s mental healthcare resources to address the mental health challenges accompanying a year and a half of death, illness, and disruption. 

7) Allow for broad flexibility in remote work arrangements for all campus workers.

To sign on

Beck-Elder Awards

Wisconsin University Union Executive Committee is launching a new initiative, the Beck-Elder Awards, to provide funding in support of governance and a democratic workplace on campus. The full announcement with details on how to apply is viewable as a GoogleDoc here.  Application deadline is April 1.

Act 10 – 10th anniversary

Ten years ago, Act 10 was implemented in Wisconsin against the wishes of the vast majority of Wisconsin workers who held unprecedented, peaceful, huge, protests for months. Act 10 “saved labor” only in the sense that it reduced workers ability to organize, forced workers to pay more for benefits, reduced their wages, increased their work load, and made their employment more precarious. The link to the Wisconsin State Journal shows the amazing photos of our protests.

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/10-years-later-wisconsins-act-10-has-produced-labor-savings-but-at-a-cost/article_04022e81-82ba-5c23-88f9-25070c031f7c.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fpolitics&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=bd82b6d27064c8bcc927beb4b3dc82468830bbb6

wuu.madison@gmail.com