Region 6 Blog

Your Membership: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

I had a conversation with a teacher friend of mine recently, who happens to work in a different school district than I do. She said she is not a union member, but that she votes for recertification every year because she strongly believes in the union. She said paying union dues would be a financial hardship for her. That comes up frequently in my discussions of union membership. I can understand the price tag looks hefty when you are also looking at your other expenses, including the hundreds of dollars most of us spend on our students for crayons, tissues, snacks, socks and so on. I certainly understand the cost concerns. Like so many of us, I am also paying never ending student … [Read More...]

We Are Region 6

WEAC Region 6 is a collection of unions creating exciting opportunities for local unions to work with members to achieve everything they want in their careers and their classrooms. The region, consisting of local unions throughout southern and southwestern Wisconsin, provides professional assistance and expertise that local leaders and members can access for community organizing, local advocacy, professional development, member representation, legal advice and collective bargaining. All of this together helps the members of WEAC Region 6 maximize their potential in their classrooms, in the process maximizing their students’ opportunities to learn and grow.