Throughout the year we send newsletters with all updates, campaigns, actions, and committee reports. Aside from attending a General Membership Meeting, they’re the best way to get a sense of all the work we do! See the list below for some recent goings on or subscribe to our newsletter here.
See summaries of our past and ongoing campaigns below.
TTC Response (Ongoing)
UFAS members have organized throughout the duration of the Title and Total Compensation project to collect staff concerns, relay those concerns to UW-Madison leadership, and increase transparency. These efforts have included surveying staff and drafting statements, and even most recently pushing for the initial appeals deadline to be extended from December 2021 to February 2022.
Moral Restart (Summer 2020)
Together with our fellow unions in the University Labor Council, UFAS spoke out in protest of UW-Madison’s dangerous reopening plan in August 2020 with worker panels, a socially-distanced protest, interviews and listening sessions. Instead of a “Smart Restart” that prioritized budgets over people, we advocated for a worker-centered plan that put safety first. As the pandemic continues, we continue: to push for accommodations for high-risk workers, remote work flexibility, and equity-centered reopening plans.
Moral Restart Demands
UFAS in the news
Reporters and journalists often reach out for quotes, comments, and perspectives from UFAS membership. See some recent selections in local and regional media below.
UW Title And Total Compensation Plan In Question
Labor Radio, WORT, January 7, 2022
UW System honors Charek Briggs for LGBTQ+ advocacy
UW-Madison News, November 17, 2021
Job and salary study for UW staff brings new pay ranges and some worries
Wisconsin State Journal, October 30, 2021
As UW-Madison classes near, some employees worry about lack of vaccine or mask mandate
Wisconsin State Journal, July 23, 2021
New pay schedule at UW campuses prompts questions and concern for lowest-paid employees
Wisconsin State Journal, July 15, 2021
As restrictions loosen, campus community wrestles with renewed student gathering guidelines
The Daily Cardinal, March 11, 2021
ASM votes ‘no confidence’ in Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Badger Herald, February 9, 2021
One more campaign: Tommy Thompson leads the UW System at a critical time
Cap Times, January 27, 2021
UW rejects instructor’s grievance citing ‘systemic harassment’ in math department hiring
Cap Times, January 15, 2021
UW-Madison fires employee who drove motorcycle through protesters
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 10, 2020
A week into UW-Madison classes, everyone has an opinion on how to proceed
Wisconsin State Journal, September 6, 2020
Wisconsin Colleges Push Ahead With Reopening Plans As COVID-19 Cases Surge
Wisconsin Public Radio, August 5, 2020
UW-Madison students concerned about university’s reopening plan
NBC15.com, July 29, 2020
Survey: Majority of UW staff uncomfortable to return to campus
WKOW.com, July 28, 2020
Working off-campus, UW staff request delay on title, pay review discussions
The Cap Times, April 13, 2020