The Connection - January 2024
Happy New Year- Here's to more wins in 2024! I hope you are all staying safe and warm with the impending snowstorm on the way. I know a lot of people have reported having the post-break winter blahs. With that in mind, I wanted to highlight some opportunities to shake off the blahs and engage with your union!
1. Know Your Rights: Violence in our Schools is a workshop Region 3 is creating by partnering with WEAC legal to discuss your rights when it comes to violent behaviors and organizing strategies for classroom safety. The workshop is via zoom on Wednesday January 24th at 6pm.
2. Labor Notes Scholarship- Region 3 is sending members to Labor Notes April 19-21 in Chicago, Illinois. Labor Notes is a union organizing conference with union members from all over the world! It's the most exciting place to learn more about how to strengthen your union. Region 3 covers hotel, mileage, registration and meals. Application is below.
3. Equity Ambassadors- Region 3 is partnering with the Green Bay Education Association to host this weekend long training March 15-17.
All workshops are free for members. More information for each including their RSVP's are below.
This is also the time of year when issues become apparent in your building. If there's something you think your union should be involved in changing, please reach out. Our team of Organizing Directors are more than willing to help facilitate a building meeting about an issue you and your coworkers care about.
WEAC Region 3
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WI State Superintendent on School Funding
Region 3 is Sending Members to Labor Notes!
Labor Notes is a weekend long conference that hosts labor activists from all over the world! The conference consists of over 200 workshops led by fellow union members whose topics include:
- Creative Organizing Tactics
- Beating Apathy
- Winning Issue Campaigns
- And more!
The Chicago Teachers’ Union usually has innovative and inspiring panels that discuss how to make the schools our students deserve- You won’t want to miss it!
The conference is at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL on Friday April 19-21st.
If you are interested in attending and applying for the Region 3 scholarship please fill out this application. Region 3 will cover conference registration, hotel, mileage and meals. Application closes January 31st. Participants will be chosen by the Region 3 Organizing committee. Questions? Email LytieK@WEAC.org