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Gebre was still a boy when he was forced to flee Ethiopia, a country that suffered political turmoil and famine during the 1980s.

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that

CEO pay for major companies in the United States rose nearly 6% in the past year, as income inequality and the outsourcing of good-paying American jobs have increased. According to the new AFL-CIO Executive Paywatch, the average CEO of an S&P 500 Index company made $13.94 million in 2017—361 times more money than the average U.S. rank-and-file worker.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO announced today that former President Phil Neuenfeldt, a stalwart of Wisconsin’s labor movement, died yesterday in his home. He retired as president in September at the organization’s biennial convention. 

“Phil Neuenfeldt embodied the vision and values of organized labor, and he will be tremendously missed,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “It was a tremendous honor for me to serve with and to call him a friend." 

For updates and news from the 30th biennial convention of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO visit:  https://togetherwisconsin.org/

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse the following candidates. Endorsements are based on who will best fight for and uphold the values of working people in Wisconsin.

Head to the polls on November 6, 2018 for the general election.

 

Governor

Tony Evers

 

Lieutenant Governor

Mandela Barnes

 

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the president of the AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, about union strategies following the midterm elections.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Statement from Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on Historic Election Night in Wisconsin

Organized labor’s record voter mobilization efforts this year, which started earlier than ever before for a mid-term election, emphasized pocketbook issues and – says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – will produce huge “momentum at the ballot box” on Nov. 6.

It also produced a record number of unionists running for everything from city council and county commissioner to Congress and governor, Trumka and Julie Greene, the federation’s mobilizing – and politics – director said in an Oct. 30 telephone press conference.

Join Wisconsin union members in the final days before the November 6 election as we knock on doors and make phone calls to talk to other union members about the importance of voting for candidates who will support the rights of working people. Stop into one of our union family Labor 2018 volunteer locations below!