Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

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A factsheet with responses to the rumors and lies about the health care reform bill.

The new health insurance reform law will give families the relief they need from skyrocketing health insurance costs, and will ensure Americans have secure, stable, affordable health insurance.

Take Health Care into Your Own Hands.  See this site for insurance options, understanding the new law, comparing quality of care, preventative care, and more.

Join Our Campaign.  We need quality, affordable health care we all can count on.  It's up to us to keep up the fight.

A publicly financed, single-payer national health care system like those in virtually all other industrialized countries is the only solution that will control costs, increase access and improve the quality of care.

Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans is a voice for retirees and older Americans. Our goal is to educate, energize and mobilize Wisconsin seniors to make a difference through activism. 

U.S. Labor Against the War  Our Principles: To protect our members and the lives and livelihoods of working people everywhere, we will advocate, educate and mobilize in the US labor movement for...

This report traces the evolution of the American Right over the past few decades. It covers Right Wing ideology, the development of the New Right beginning in the 1960s, its extensive infrastructure and bold strategy. This report also explains how the Right came to successfully exploit single issues and manipulate religious faith to distract and direct middle class and working class voters to support candidates who are a threat to their economic interests. Hopefully, this summary will encourage a broad discussion on how to effectively challenge and defeat the American Right.

Click here for report in PDF format.


The School for Workers is the labor education department of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning. Our mission is to educate workers and others about issues of concern in the workplace.

The areas of concentration are:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Union Governance & Administration
  • Work Systems Analysis

Click here to see our website...


In today's world there is no such thing as a "permanent" job. Companies are continuously downsizing, merging, reorganizing and transforming.  Unfortunately this means worker dislocation.

Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership/BIG STEP :  A non-profit public interest organization devoted to family-sustaining jobs in the greater Milwaukee area.

This section contains: Legal Resources, Economic Development Updates and Economic Data & Analysis.

A multimedia voice for workers

The Union Edge Talk Radio Show Mission: Develop a national radio and internet based public affairs outlet for unions and progressives to express their views to the public and build grassroots support for issues that are important to all Working Families.

Analysis and information about disparity between executive salaries and other workers, from AFL-CIO.  After tanking our economy, helping to put us in an 11 million job hole and, to top it all off, taking hundreds of billions in taxpayer bailout dollars, the big banks are right back to business as usual: by lobbying against meaningful financial reform.  (See http://www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/paywatch for more.)


Citizens Trade Campaign (CTC) is a broad and diverse national coalition of environmental, labor, consumer, family farm, religious, and other civil society groups founded in 1992 to oppose the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Workers rights in a global economy are indivisible and inallienable human rights.

Advancing Democracy in the American Workplace

Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is a national policy center and field laboratory for high-road economic development — a competitive market economy of shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and capable democratic government.

The Institute for Wisconsin’s Future (IWF) is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization dedicated to tax policy research, community organizing and education policy. IWF believes in maintaining strong, effective and efficient public institutions.

Wisconsin Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (WisCOSH)  WisCOSH is the largest, independant, worker-based organization in Wisconsin that makes worker safety and health top priority.  WisCOSH is an independent organization that works closely with the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, labor unions, businesses, individual workers, and other occupational safety and health groups across North America.

Union Sportsmen's Alliance  The goal of the USA is to create an outdoor hunting and fishing club exclusively for union members and their families with the purpose of actively engaging union sportsmen and women in the ongoing fight to create a better future for hunting and fishing while helping to create their own outdoor community that will extend union member benefits beyond the workplace, into the woods and onto the water.

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