Educators and Supporters in Milwaukee Pack Community Meeting To Defend Public Schools

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Thanks to all who came out to tonight’s (April 18, 2018) Parent and Community Meeting to Fight MPS Cuts despite the less than favorable weather! A brighter future lies ahead for our children thanks to the efforts of everyone in attendance.

Next up: Picket To Defend Our Schools


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Public schools are the  of our communities! We held this beautiful 24-foot parachute banner designed by Douglas Elementary/ Bryant Elementary art teacher John Fleissner at the conclusion of tonight’s Parent and Community Meeting to Fight MPS Cuts. The community came out despite a blizzard outside because this fight is too important to skip. See everyone Tuesday at the Picket To Defend Our Schools!

photo: Joe Brusky


Madison May Day 2018

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Day without Immigrants and Refugees – Madison WI

Joining hundred plus countries in the world celebrating the International Workers Day, hundreds of cities across the USA will march to stop the attacks to our the poor, the immigrants, the refugees, the women, the environment, the public education, and a long list of important issues for most of us.

Come and join us in the International Workers Day and helps us to stop the Attacks on Immigrants, Refugees, Workers, Unions, and other Marginalized Communities.

Against Trump’s policies of hate and divisions, today more than ever

No More Deportations
No More Attacks To The Poor And Marginalized
No More Atacks To Our Union, Human And Democratic Rights

Amnesty For All Immigrants
Quality And Affordable Housing, Food, Education And Healthcare For All
Living Wages And Good Work Conditions For All
Uniéndose a más de cien países en el mundo celebrando el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, cientos de ciudades de todo Estados Unidos marcharán para detener los ataques a los pobres, los inmigrantes, los refugiados, las mujeres, el medio ambiente, la educación pública y una larga lista de cuestiones importantes para la mayoría de nosotros.

Venga y únase a nosotros en el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores y ayúdenos a detener los ataques contra inmigrantes, refugiados, trabajadores, sindicatos y otras comunidades marginadas.

Contra las políticas de odio y divisiones de Trump, hoy más que nunca

No Más Deportaciones
No Más Ataques A Los Pobres Y Marginados
No Más Ataques A Nuestros Derechos Sindicales, Humanos Y/O Democráticos

Amnistía Para Todos Los Inmigrantes
Vivienda, Comida, Educación Y Atención Médica Para Todos De Calidad Y Barata
Salarios Dignos Y Buenas Condiciones De Trabajo Para Todos

May 1 2018: March in Minneapolis | Marcha 1 de mayo en Minneapolis

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May 1 March in Minneapolis | Marcha 1 de mayo en Minneapolis

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Minneapolis International Workers Day march for immigrant & workers rights

3:30 PM
Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Join us in the streets for this year’s International Workers Day march for immigrant & workers rights.

* No attacks on immigrants, refugees & Muslims
* No more deportations
* Legalization for all
* Clean DREAM Act Now
* Restore Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Salvadorans & Haitians
* Adopt the Sanctuary Platform
* Make Minnesota a Sanctuary State
* Expand union rights in Minnesota
* Stop all ‘right to work’ (for less) attacks
* Living wage for all
* Medicare for all
* End to police brutality! Community control of the police!
* Climate justice
* Peace



Marcha en Minneapolis por el día internacional de lxs trabajadores para los derechos de lxs inmigrantes y trabajadores

3:30 PM
Calle Lake y Avenida Nicollet, Minneapolis

Aparta la fecha para salir a la calle para la marcha este año por los derechos de los inmigrantes y lxs trabajadores en el Día Internacional de lxs Trabajadores.

* No a los ataques contra los inmigrantes, refugiados y musulmanes
* No más deportaciones
* Legalización para todos
* Restauración del TPS para Salvadoreños y Haitianos
* Que adopten la Plataforma de Santuario
* Que Minnesota sea un Estado Santuario
* Expansión de los derechos sindicales en Minnesota
* Alto alos ataques con leyes de ‘derecho a trabajar’ (por menos)
* Salario justo para todos
* Medicare para todxs
* Fin a la brutalidad policiaca; Control comunitario sobre la policía
* Justicia climática
* Paz



May Day Milwaukee 2018

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Hosted by Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES)and Voces de la Frontera


No trabajo • No escuela • No compras

¡Alto Sheriff Severson! ¡No 287g en Wisconsin!
¡Sí a las licensias de conducir!

Marcha estatal en Waukesha
Reunimos en Cutler Park • 10am
Info: 414-828-2692 •

Información sobre transporte estatal:
Milwaukee— Buses salen a las 9am de 1027 S 5th St., llama 414-643-1620 para más información.
Madison— 8:30am from 810 W Badger Rd. 414-828-2692
Green Bay— 7:30am, 1221 Bellevue St., 920-371-6975
Racine— 8:30am, 2100 Layard Ave, 262-721-5575
Sheboygan— 7:30am, La Conquistadora, 1218 Indiana Ave., 920-371-6975
Manitowoc— 7:45am, Park and Ride at corner of Frontage Rd and y 44th St., 920-371-6975
Wausau— 6am, 406 Grant St., 920-371-6975

Reserva su asiento y encuentra herramientas para organizar en


May 1st Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants
No work • No school • No shopping

Stop Sheriff Severson – No 287g in Waukesha!
Return Driver’s Licenses to Immigrants

Statewide March in Waukesha
Gather at Cutler Park • 10am
Info: 414-469-9206 •

Bus information:

Milwaukee – buses leave at 9am from 1027 S 5th St. Call 414-643-1620 for more info.
Madison – 8:30am from 810 W Badger Rd., 414-828-2692
Green Bay – 7:30am, 1221 Bellevue St., 920-371-6975
Racine – 8:30am, 2100 Layard Ave, 262-721-5575
Sheboygan – 7:30am, La Conquistadora, 1218 Indiana Ave., 920-371-6975
Manitowoc – 7:45am, Park and Ride at corner of Frontage Rd and and 44th St., 920-371-6975
Wausau – 6am, 406 Grant St., 920-371-6975

Reserve your seat on the bus and find tools to organize at

Planning meetings: April 20 and 27 at 5:30 P.M., 410 Arcadian Avenue, La Casa de Esperanza, Waukesha

Statement on UWSP #SaveOurMajors Rally in Madison

AAUP Wisconsin supports the students rallying in Madison today to save the liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point. We join students, faculty, alumni, and community members in expressing our dismay at the proposal to eliminate these programs, and we call on the Stevens Point administration to withdraw its plan from consideration.

AAUP proceeds from the position that academic program decisions must be based on educational considerations. We are aware of no sound educational consideration that supports the elimination of English, History, Political Science, Geography, Geoscience, Philosophy, Sociology, French, German, Spanish, Art, American Studies, or Music Literature as major programs of study. To our knowledge, the Stevens Point administration has not even attempted to offer an explanation on educational grounds.

UW-Stevens Point students have come to the right place today. Our UW System leaders in Madison have laid the groundwork for what is happening in Stevens Point. They have approved an ill-conceived dismantling of the UW Colleges that puts added strain on Stevens Point. Most fundamentally, they have failed to protect our campuses from the damaging cuts whose effects we now see.

We reject academic planning guided by budget austerity. We reject the elitism in telling students that the liberal arts are no longer an option in central Wisconsin. From Superior to the Colleges to Stevens Point, we call on our System and campus leaders to ensure that every University of Wisconsin student has access to a comprehensive education on their campus. The Wisconsin Idea demands no less.

[PDF version for download here]

Bluefield WV February 26 2018

Madison, April 26, 2018: Mandatory Fee “Work-In”

Hosted by TAA – Graduate Worker Union of UW-Madison

500 Lincoln Drive, Bascom Hall, Madison, 11:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. 

Bring your grading, bring your thesis, bring your students. Take action to improve our working conditions!

A Work-In is a way to demonstrate the often invisible or unrecognized labor graduate workers do to support the university. On April 26th, we will bring our work to them — we’ll occupy the administration’s space while doing our work together.

Write lesson plans, write your dissertation, grade papers, do data entry, hold office hours, even hold class! The University works because we do. Bascom Hall works because we do.

Learn more below or at

Background on the mandatory fees campaign:
Two weeks ago, more than 100 grad workers showed up to deliver a seg fee petition with over 1000 signatures to our administrators, opposing a unilateral policy requiring grads to pay mandatory fees before we’re paid, or pay to enroll in a payment plan. We’ve had nearly 500 one-on-one conversations with our colleagues about the issue of mandatory fees, empowering them to take action to improve their working conditions. We’ve collected hundreds of stories depicting how these mandatory fees adversely affect the success and well-being of graduate workers.

Our organizing pressured administrators to sit down directly with a dozen graduate workers and listen to the ways mandatory fees cause material hardship—a conversation these admin have never tried to have. We told our administrators to use Spring Break to develop a fee policy that helps, not hurts, graduate workers.

This week, the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration said that he was pushing for a policy that would give us twelve weeks of flexibility before paying fees, but he would not yet guarantee this flexibility nor commit funding for graduate workers’ mandatory fees.

The Goal:
By the end of the semester, our administrators will agree to a policy that includes:
1) No change to the current (2017-2018) graduate fee payment policy
2) Working toward full remission of mandatory fees (including, but not limited to, segregated fees and international student fees) for grad workers
3) That this remission is covered by the university, that it will not come from funds that would otherwise be allocated for undergrads.
4) Graduate worker consultation and inclusion in any future changes to our payment policy

We can win, but we need your help. Please share widely!

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