WTCS recertification elections overwhelmingly successful

Seventeen of this year’s 19 recertification elections in Wisconsin Technical College System locals were successful, according to results from the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC). Even in the two locals where the vote came up short, 50% of the unit members voted yes but the vote fell just short of the 52% required.

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Wisconsin technical college locals win all 9 recertification elections

WEAC Region 8, representing Wisconsin Technical College employees, has won all nine of its recertification elections. “Our success in these elections validates the need and want of educators and support staff to have a collective voice and for that voice to continue to be respected at our colleges,” said Megan Kuehl, Lakeshore Technical College faculty member and President of Region 8. “We’re not going away, and these elections simply prove that.”

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Megan Kuehl ‘stands in solidarity’ with refugees in Greece

WEAC Region 8/WTCS President Megan Kuehl says that volunteering to help refugees in Greece was a humbling and educating experience. “For a short five days, we stood in the gap and stood in solidarity. We hope to continue standing in that gap while back home in Wisconsin and encourage others to do the same.”

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It’s Career and Technical Education Month

Bonduel’s agriculture teacher, Doug Raymakers, a WEAC member, feels Career and Technical Education offers a different kind of learning. “It really can educate the whole student and give them an opportunity to be successful, where in other situations they may not have that opportunity,” he says in a video marking Career and Technical Education Month.

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Walker’s budget proposal slams door to opportunity on Wisconsin students

A state budget proposal that slams the door to opportunity on students is an insult to Wisconsin’s education legacy, said the president of Wisconsin’s largest union of educators. “This budget is an insult to Wisconsin’s children and citizens,” said WEAC President Betsy Kippers.

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