Angelina Cruz Joins us Live With Host Monteazul Cruz Seymour

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Date(s) - 05/09/2019
18:00 - 19:00

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Angelina Cruz is the President of Racine Educators United, a public educator
union comprised of the Racine Education Association and the Racine Educational
Assistants’ Association. As the full-time release president of the local, she is charged
with representing the best interests of the membership through policies, resolutions,
position statements, and action plans of the Representative Assembly. In addition
to presiding over all meetings of the Representative Assembly and Executive
Board and serving as a non-voting member of all committees, Angelina serves
as a representative to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the
state affiliate Board of Directors. Within this role, Angelina must report presidential
activities, fulfill fiduciary responsibilities as defined by the association, and conduct
member representation.
In post-Act 10 Wisconsin, all public sector unions must grapple with yearly recertification campaigns and constant
membership recruitment. In order to be legally recognized as the local bargaining unit, 51% of all employees – including
both members and nonmembers – must vote for the local union to bargain and represent their interests with the
employer. Under Angelina’s leadership, the local has successfully recertified at over seventy percent of the vote for three
consecutive years. The percentage of members has also increased over the past three years. Membership recruitment
has been done in conjunction with various organizing campaigns, including the summer organizing program, spring
fellows organizing program, and the voucher transparency campaign – in which the local successfully organized to get

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an insert into property tax bills outlining how much money allotted to go to the public school system is siphoned off
for vouchers. The local is also engaged in building an Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) community coalition to
engage in the work of defending and promoting our public schools.

 

 

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