The WPPA Welcomes New Members from St. Croix County

The WPPA is proud to welcome the men and women of the St. Croix County Deputy Sheriffs Association (SCCDSA) to its ranks! After most of the members of this group signed confidential authorization cards to have an election to leave LAW and join the WPPA, LAW withdrew its representation. At the request of the SCCDSA, the county has voluntarily recognized the WPPA as the group’s sole and exclusive bargaining representative.

With its demonstrated commitment to providing an unparalleled level of service, more and more people continue to join the WPPA. As our numbers grow, so does our ability to represent our members in the workplace, before administrative agencies, in the state legislature, in the community, and in the courts.

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The WPPA Announces Its Early State Endorsements

On August 20, the WPPA released its first round of endorsements for the upcoming fall elections for the state assembly and state senate. These early endorsements include those lawmakers who scored the highest on the WPPA’s legislative report card rankings. The WPPA supports candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to addressing the fiscal challenges confronting this state while protecting the services that Wisconsinites hold most dear.

Additional endorsements will be made in the coming weeks.

2010 Legislative Candidate Endorsements (Round I) Party State Assembly D Hraychuck D Berceau D Turner D Staskunas D Soletski D Zepnick R Bies D Sinicki R Brooks D Jorgensen D Danou R Mursau R Kerkman D Pasch R Ott, Alvin D Pope-Roberts R Spanbauer … Continue reading

The WPPA Tops Government Lobbying Report Yet Again!

Wisconsin law requires every business or organization that employs a lobbyist to register with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) and to report to the Board each bill and rule number, budget subject, and topic on which a lobbying communication is made. As reported in the most recent GAB report on the last legislative session, the following is a summary of the WPPA’s lobbying efforts relative to the efforts of other organizations that purport to lobby on behalf of rank-and-file law enforcement officers.[1] As usual, the WPPA continues to be the primary voice for Wisconsin’s law enforcement community.

Wisconsin Professional Police Association: The state’s largest law enforcement association, the WPPA represents nearly 11,000 members from more than 375 local associations. … Continue reading

We Remember Jennifer Sellers

Two members of the Waukesha County Professional Correctional Officer and Telecommuncation Association were involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 8, 2010. Jennifer Sellers, 32, of Butler Wisconsin died at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Cheryl Pederson, co-worker and friend, was the passenger on the motorcycle and is hospitalized at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Jennifer was born on August 15, 1977 in Elmbrook, Wisconsin. She grew up and graduated from school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jennifer worked at Heritage Mortgage before becoming a correctional officer in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Jennifer enjoyed bowling, softball, playing professional football for the Kenosha Northern Ice, traveling and riding her Harley.

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