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In a 5-to-4 decision today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Illinois home care workers who benefit from higher wages and better working conditions that their union negotiated for—but who choose not to join—do not have to pay their fair share of the cost of the union’s bargaining for and representation of all workers. Text STRENGTH to 235246 to fight back against these attacks on working families. The suit was filed in 2010 by the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, an extreme anti-worker group whose funders include billionaires like the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation and the Walton Family [of Walmart] Foundation. But the suit was dismissed first by a federal district court and then again on appeal by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court agreed to hear it in October. Read more >>>

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Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Twenty-Eighth Biennial Convention
La Crosse · September 22-24, 2014

 

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(April 2, 2014) – After a collaborative and democratic process involving workers and leaders across the state, the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor in the 2014 November election.

Gov. Walker has attacked workers’ wages, protections and collective bargaining rights, dismantled voting rights, enacted hyper-partisan redistricting lines, and failed to create good jobs for hard-working Wisconsinites. Wisconsin ranks an unacceptable 35th in the nation in private sector job creation. In March, Wisconsin ranked #2 in the nation in job losses. It is blatantly clear that Wisconsin needs new leadership to get our economy back on track and put Wisconsinites back to work.  Read more...

The AFL-CIO today issued a report, NAFTA at 20, which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the NAFTA model proving to be the template for additional trade deals in the past two decades and the Obama administration negotiating two massive trade deals, this report is particularly timely.

The AFL-CIO’s NAFTA at 20 can be found here

This report demonstrates that the high hopes of NAFTA proponents have not been realized. Instead, Read more...

Dust off those fishing poles and get the kids outside for an exciting morning of catching bluegill and bass!  Free (see details)

When:   Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time:     9:00 to 11:30 AM
Where:  Pettibone Lagoon
               700 Pettibone Drive North
               La Crosse, WI

Volunteers, donations or providing doors prizes are needed to make this day a success.

For details click here or contact Bill Brockmiller, President WW AFL CIO at web4web@charter.net or by phone at 608-386-0753.

Event supported by La Crosse Parks and Recreation
 

The UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List features quality, variety and fuel-efficient vehicles along with a number of new additions that represent new jobs for America’s workers.

Click here to print the 2014 UAW Union-Built Vehicles List

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