Thank you!

Thank you to everyone throughout Region 7 for your efforts during the 2016 recertification voting period. In general WEAC had a great turnout and good results for those who chose to go through the recertification process. Not everyone was successful, however, so we need to continue to support each other to keep our Union strong.

70 Locals filed for recertification

61/Teacher Locals – 59 or 96.72% succeeded – 2 or 3.28% of them did not recertify.
9/Education Support Professionals Locals – 100% succeeded

Full WEAC Recertification Results

2016-17 Recertification Voting Period Announced

Balloting Period for School District Employee and State Employee
Annual Certification Elections
October 27 – November 16, 2016

The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission announced that annual certification election balloting regarding school district unions and State of Wisconsin employee unions will be held from Noon on Thursday, October 27 through Noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Petitions and appropriate filing fee must be received by WERC no later than September 15, 2016.

Voters may choose to vote by telephone or online.

Vote YES to Support Your Colleagues and RECERTIFY

Begins: Noon on Thursday, October 27, 2016
Ends: Noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The recertification vote is conducted via telephone or online voting.

  • Voters who choose to vote online do so by logging onto and following the on-screen instructions for online voting. Make sure you VOTE YES for recertification and submit your vote. Then CONFIRM your vote by selecting “yes” Wait until you are informed that your vote has been successfully processed before leaving the site.
  • Voters choosing to call the recertification voting line dial: 1-866-458-9862 (toll free) anytime.
  • When prompted, confirm your identity by entering the first 4 letters of your LAST NAME, then the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
  • You will then be asked “Do you want to continue to be represented by (the name of your current union) for the purpose of collective bargaining?”
  • When prompted, VOTE YES to recertify your union; after voting, STAY ON THE LINE. Do not HANG UP until you receive a “thank you” Otherwise your vote is simply not counted and therefore you will need to go back and vote again. The same is true for interrupted calls – you must repeat your call and vote again to be counted.

Additional Information

  • Your vote is secret;
    All employees in a bargaining unit vote, not just union members;
  • The union needs to win 51% of all unit employees to recertify, which means that not voting is the same as voting no. Your colleagues need your support, so please vote YES.
  • Employees experiencing trouble using the telephonic or online voting system, can call 1-800-529-5218 during the hours of 10 am to 6 pm Monday-Friday. In addition, please contact your Region Director to let them know, so they can follow-up

Follow this link for more information about the WERC.




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