Don’t Let Iowa Become the Next Wisconsin! Act now!

What’s at stake in the 2012 election? As most COGS members are aware, last year the Republican Governor of Wisconsin and the Republican controlled Wisconsin state legislature terminated state workers’ rights to collectively bargain. In June, Iowa’s Republican Governor, Terry Branstad, expressed support for Wisconsin’s hostile approach to workers, stating, “Every state’s situation’s a little … Read more…

Resolution 2012-8 In Support of the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU)

WHEREAS all students deserve the right to a quality public education in their neighborhood school, and WHEREAS all students deserve smaller class sizes to receive adequate attention from teachers, and WHEREAS all students deserve access to a broad and diverse curriculum that includes art, world languages, computer literacy, and physical education, and WHEREAS all students … Read more…

Bargaining Survey Out Now!

The bargaining survey over issues for our 2012-2013 contract negotiations is now out to all members. Check your email inbox to find a link to the online survey. It will only take about 10 minutes to complete. Next year’s Bargaining and Grievance Committee will use member responses to shape our priorities during negotiations. If you … Read more…