"Pay Us Back" = Wage Raise Featured

Aug
23
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The UW Teaching Assistants Association (TAA) won a raise of almost 5% due to their “Pay Us Back” Campaign in the 2012-2013 school year. Actions included an e-mail campaign to the Chancellor, posters around campus, and Op-Ed pieces in the newspaper. Then the TAA continued their campaign and won an additional 2% raise recently.

This is the kind of success we all need throughout the state agencies and UW. Let's organize a “Pay Us Back” campaign too!

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Ours to Gain - Fight for 15! Featured

Aug
23

The fight for the $15 minimum wage is one of the bright spots in today's labor movement. About 4,000 state and UW workers make less than $15 an hour. That does not even count the contractors, temps and student workers. Raising the wage floor will put upward pressure on wages for everyone at the workplace. This is why the fight for $15 is important for all state and UW workers.

We Can Do It

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Typical Wisconsin State Employee Real Wages 22% Less than Six Years Ago Featured

Jul
22

Janette is a typical Wisconsin state employee. She works hard, likes her job and likes the fact that her work helps people. But, through no fault of her own, Janette’s real take-home pay has dropped by about 22% in the past six years.

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Merit Pay: Discretion Advised

Aug
23

Since the Walker-Koch-ALEC tripartite pact forged Act 10 in 2010, most Wisconsin state employees have had to rely on discretionary merit, equity or retention compensation awards to receive pay raises. This has led to a very unequal distribution of pay increases.

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