Our Next Meeting
Our next meeting will be a combined November/December meeting, in our usual time and place (the DNR Building at North and Dr. King Blvd.) at 6:00 p.m., on
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
See you there!
WELCOME, FORMER MILWAUKEE COUNTY WORKERS!
|It is believed that state management is not through meddling with the Departments of Children and Families, and of Health Services. As part of that process, former county workers previously represented by AFSCME Council 48 may become part of WSEU's Administrative Support Unit or other units, and thus of the Local 91 family. (Others may become part of our sister Local 2748.)|
Welcome, sisters and brothers! We will do our best to smooth your transition, as you join the new phase of the fight you've already waged so long against the pattern of incompetence, corruption, abuse and neglect that is the Scott Walker style.
ABOUT LOCAL 91
|Local 91 represents all Wisconsin State Employees in the Counties of Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Ozaukee, excluding those employees in the jurisdiction of other AFSCME local unions. |
Our local represents members in four separate bargaining units: Technical, Blue Collar, Administrative Support, and Security & Public Safety. We negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions; and represent people who have a grievance with management.
Approximately 260 workers are represented by Local 91. We are a democratically run membership organization. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except for the annual combined November/December meeting in early December) at 6:00p.m., at the Wisconsin DNR Building in Milwaukee, at 2300 N. Dr. M.L. King Drive.
The best way to ensure that the union represents your views is to become a member and participate in meetings. That is where decisions are made.
WAR ON THE WORKERS!
T-Shirt Tuesdays: wear your AFSCME Green,
Local 91 Blue or AFL-CIO Red!
STATEMENT OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MARTIN BEIL
Regarding the 6/14/11 Supreme Court Ruling
Make no mistake - yesterday’s ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court inflicts a body blow on organized labor in our state. However, I am here to tell you that the lights are still on, and we are still here fighting.
If you find yourself feeling angry over this latest episode of “fast and loose” with the laws, standards, protocol and procedure that has served our state well for many years, I urge you to focus that anger and concern on the recall elections. The battleground must now shift to these elections. We need to turn our frustration to ACTION. Clearly, unseating these incumbents is the best way to make our voices heard.
Stand tall, be proud of what you do for the citizens of this state and get involved TODAY. These campaigns can use help in many different ways – there is absolutely a job that everyone can do. Start by visiting the SEPAC website (www.wseu-sepac.org) for contact information in your area. This is it. The time is now – the implications could not be more serious.
Lastly, a word to those who have not yet signed up to voluntarily pay dues. If you were waiting for the “bomb” to drop – that day is here. Go to our websites and click on “Join the Fight” TODAY. We need your support so that we can continue the fight to support all of you.
On day longer – one day stronger.
Visit www.wiafscme.org to keep up to date on activities in your area!!
UNION MEMBERS' RIGHTS
These rights and many others have been temporarily suspended under the provisions of the Governor's unconstitutional statutes. In the meantime, we will continue to do as much as we can to protect the rights of dues-paying members. This obligation, however, does not extend to those who choose not to pay union dues, by any of the methods we make available.
Traditionally, every two years, the agreement (contract) states what wages, benefits, rights, and responsibilities we have, and what rights and responsibilities management has. Both the union and the State are obliged to obey this agreement. If your supervisor violates our contract, you can file a grievance to force them to correct the problem.
One of the rights under the contract is the right to file a grievance on work time. Another is to have a steward represent you during any disciplinary or investigatory meeting with management, if you believe disciplinary action may result from the meeting.
HOW TO CONTACT A STEWARD?
|Tell your supervisor that you want to meet with your steward "about a possible grievance." Stewards are trained in the contract, and will be able to give your problem the attention it needs. Your supervisor doesn’t have the right to ask you why, and must set up a private meeting in a timely manner on work time (In paid status). Ideally, and whenever possible, these meetings should be scheduled for the next day after the request is made when both employees are scheduled to work. However, it is understood that this is not always possible due to real operational needs.|