Finding New Ways to Win

On November 21, the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) released the results of the annual union recertification elections and told us, essentially, that education employees in WEAC Region 6 really like their union. All of the Region 6 locals that participated in recertification won. More than 75 percent of the teachers and staff in those […]

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Zoo and a Movie

It rained pretty hard in Madison at the first annual WEAC Region 6 back-to-school party at the Henry Vilas Zoo on October 14, but we had a great time anyway. All Region 6 members and their guests were invited to stop in under Region 6’s big tent for donuts, coffee, cider, carousel and train rides, […]

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Because it’s a Zoo Out There

I was one of dozens of WEAC Region 6 members who attended a membership organizing workshop in the Town of Newville (near Edgerton) this summer called Building Strong Locals. The workshop focused on how to make our union more influential and successful, and how to talk about the union to potential members. One of the […]

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Keep Talking

I hope your school year is off to a good start. Mine is, even though I have been insanely busy. I have new teaching assignment, with a new group of students, in a new classroom, surrounded by new colleagues and new administrators. New is good, but it is also, well, new. At times like these, […]

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Join Us—On Labor Day and at the Zoo

On October 14, all Region 6 members and their families are invited to the first annual Region 6 back-to-school party at the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison! We are hosting a family day. Stop in under Region 6’s big tent any time on this day for face painting and children’s activities, ice cream treats, and […]

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Let’s Get the Party Started

I hope your summer has been relaxing, enjoyable, and filled with the things you love to do. I am happy that I have been able to spend time with my niece and enjoy the outdoors—two things I don’t do nearly enough of during the school year. For me, this summer has been unlike any other […]

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Our Union, Our Future

It has been a joy and a privilege to serve as your WEAC Region 6 president for the last three years. I am looking forward to my final few months in office and to the union’s future. When my term is up, as past president I will continue to work closely with the Region 6 […]

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Who Do We Appreciate?

This week, May 7-13, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 9 was National Teacher Day (#ThankATeacher). Happy Appreciation to you. WEAC and the National Education Association, which sponsor Teacher Appreciation Week along with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), do a great job of promoting Teacher Appreciation Week and our profession. Individuals and organizations […]

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Milton Makes Us Proud

One of the great pleasures of serving as president of WEAC Region 6 is that it allows me frequent opportunities to meet with and learn from excellent education professionals throughout our part of the state. I have the best colleagues a person could ask for in the Oregon School District, where I teach high school […]

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Let’s Say It: We Had a Great Election Day

April fourth’s election results were a resounding success for WEAC Region 6 and our state as a whole. This is great news that we have to celebrate loudly, proudly and often. Pro-public education and pro-staff Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers defeated his privatization-backing opponent by a margin of 70 percent to 30 percent. All […]

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