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Tim Decker – Local 212’s Own Cartoonist!

Step into Tim Decker’s Wauwatosa home and you instantly get how much animation’s cheery colors and grin-inducing characters mean to the artist and his life. The candy-hued walls are covered with Decker’s own work from two-plus decades in high-profile animation — a 6 ft. grinning giraffe, a sketch of Marge Simpson, another of one of The Chipmunks brothers — plus the work of his mentors as that car...
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One Local 212 Family’s Experience with Covid 19 & being Studied by the CDC

It's the kind of house call nobody really wants to get.       But when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it wants you to participate in a study during a global pandemic, you gladly comply. "We were told they wanted to study how germs transmit in a household," said Pablo Muirhead, a member of the Shorewood School Board who came down with an early case of the coronavirus in the...
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Vote Yes for Local 212!

The annual WERC Recertification Election is currently underway.   It is critical every eligible employee vote. You don't have to me a Local 212 member to vote and voting doesn't make you a member of Local 212. Voting "Yes" signifies that whether you are a member or not, you support Local 212 in its efforts to advocate for you and represent your interests as an educational professional in our d...
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Local 212 Endorsed Candidates for April 7 Primary

US President: Bernie SandersWisconsin Supreme Court: Jill Karofky County RacesCounty Executive: Chris LarsonCircuit Court 5: Brett BloomeCircuit Court  29: Rebecca KieferCounty Board District 4: Ryan Clancy & Andrea RodriguezCounty Board District 5: Marcelia NicholsonCounty Board District 11: Joe Czarnezki City of MilwaukeeMPS Referendum: Vote YESComptroller: Aycha SawaCommo...
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Vote Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive!

Local 212’s endorsed candidate for County Executive, Chris Larson, won the most votes in the primary, but we need to work hard to make sure he wins the general election on Tuesday, April 7. Why? Because outgoing County Executive Chris Abele is trying to control county government even after he leaves office! He’s spending millions of his inherited dollars to defeat Chris Larson and appoint his...
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Believe in Students Fast Fund joins Legal Action of Wisconsin in calling for a ban on evictions in Wisconsin

On Wednesday, March 18, Local 212's Fast Fund partnered with Legal Action of Wisconsin in seeking a moratorium on evictions during the COVID 19 pandemic. Here is the press release we issued on why a moratorium in needed.  The FAST Fund was also included in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  article about the need for an eviction moratorium.
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Frank Shansky: What I learned from 12 years of knocking doors in Wisconsin

Over the last 12 years, I have knocked on thousands of doors all over Wisconsin in support of Democratic candidates for office. I have knocked in Green Bay, Rhinelander, Wausau, Appleton, Racine, Omro, Oshkosh, Menomonee Falls and all over Milwaukee, including many of the poorest areas in the city. I walked so many miles that the door knocking contributed to my two hip replacement surgeries. I...
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Local 212 Backs Bernie!

Following a 10-month process involving full and part-time faculty, academic support staff and counselors, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 212’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) has endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for president.  “This endorsement is about values. Senator Bernie Sanders has been vocal and unwavering in his support for fair and equitable ...
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Second Annual FAST Fund Gala – A Huge Success!

Over three hundred people, including dozens of MATC students, faculty and staff, packed Flores Hall at the Local 212/MATC Believe in Students FAST Fund 2nd annual Gala and Silent Auction on February 21st. After an enthusiastic video welcome from Congresswoman Gwen Moore, MATC graduate, Angel Vega, told the crowd he would not be working at the very MPS grade school he attended or pursuing his fo...
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