Your Union membership starts at the local affiliate level, but is part of something much bigger. As a Union member, you are part of the National Education Association (NEA), represented on the State level by the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), and then regionally by WEAC Region 7.
The NEA, the WEAC, and Region 7 are all working together with your local to make public education the best it can be for our students. It is the only professional organization fighting for our kids – working for education friendly legislation on the National & State levels, working with State Department’s of Instruction ensuring that our public schools are being held accountable for following State regulations, and giving local Unions the resources they need to help students achieve their highest potential, from rurals to urbans to suburban school districts.
In order to achieve all of our goals, we rely on membership levels to bring in the financial resources needed. Your membership in the Union gives us the resource to remain a strong advocate for you as an education professional, and most importantly, for your students.
MEMBERSHIP LEADER TRAINING AVAILABLE
Are you looking for ways to boost membership in your local? Training sessions were held for local membership teams in June, with great participation. Additional training sessions can be scheduled if there is enough interest. If you need more specialized training specifically for your local, please contact your Region 7 Director for assistance.
2016-17 Membership forms (for forms with your name on it, please contact Sally Stoflet at the WEAC Region 7 office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 262-789-6000)
Credit Cards Payments – Security Chips
Your Region 7 office has had an increasing number of recurring credit card membership dues payments be rejected, for various reasons. Some of these rejections are because of an expired credit card date and some as a general decline of the credit card, with no other information given. This oftentimes occurs because payments are put on hold by the credit card company due to a security breach.
Members are also being issued new credit cards that have a magnetic security chip in them. By the end of 2015, 60 percent of U.S. credit cards issued have a magnetic chip in them. If you use a credit card to make your membership dues payments, all of the above may affect you.
If you are issued a new credit card and your number has changed, or if your expiration date changes, please call us with your new information. Some credit card companies will automatically update the expiration date with the payees; some do not, so please contact us to be on the safe side.
You may email any changes to Region7@weac.org , or call Sally at (262) 789-6000.
Thank you, in advance, for your attention to these matters. And an even bigger thanks for your association membership and commitment.