Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

 

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka explains why CEO Andrew Puzder, President Trump's nominee to be Secretary of Labor, is a bad choice for the office and will not be the advocate working people

Donald Trump will soon decide whether or not to repeal a number of pro-worker regulations that make a real difference in the lives of working people.

The AFL-CIO, a union that has had its share of issues with elements of the Affordable Health Care Act, is now poised to become one of its biggest defenders on Capitol Hill. In a letter to be sent Monday to House and Senate lawmakers, labor leader Richard Trumka blasted the “reckless” Republican-led effort to repeal Obamacare “with breathtaking speed” — and without providing a replacement program.

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The Wisconsin AFL-CIO and local labor councils around the state have made endorsements for the April 4, 2017 general election. One the ballot is a statewide race for Superintendent of Public Schools and many local races. We've listed our endorsements by municipality and have made endorsements based on who will be best for working people in Wisconsin. 

Among the avalanche of federally funded programs President Trump wants to hollow out is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. It's a modest operation that exists solely to help small and medium-size companies create and maintain good-paying American manufacturing jobs — the kind of jobs the president promised to protect.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called President Trump's first proposed budget "dangerous and destructive" Thursday. The leader of the nation's largest labor federation said Trump's budget plan, which would shift $54 billion from various agencies to boost defense spending, would undercut the president's claims that he wants to help working families.

The annual Wisconsin State AF L-CIO Community Services Conference will be held March 30, 31, and April 01 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The conference will begin with a plenary session at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday , March 30. Registration will open that morning at 10:00 a.m.

Registration Materials are available here

Take Action

Tell Congress to oppose the Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act because it will confiscate health care benefits from millions of people, hand a big tax break to the wealthy few and impose a burdensome permanent tax on working people’s health benefits.

Tell your members of Congress to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, especially if there’s no plan to replace it that provides quality, affordable health care for everyone.