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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.

Tefere Gebre came to the United States in 1984 as a teenager. He and four friends had left their home in war-torn Ethiopia and walked nearly 500 miles across the desert to a refugee camp in Sudan.

When it comes to appreciating educators, please heed an old expression: Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk.

A law to free nonunion workers from paying union dues has been undone by Missouri voters, a victory for labor organizers who spent millions of dollars to organize a “no” campaign.

“It’s a clear message that they want to go a different way,” said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka. “They want workers to have a bigger say.”

The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly to the wealthy, a legally tenuous maneuver that would cut capital gains taxation and fulfill a long-held ambition of many investors and conservatives.

Congressional Republicans and President Trump continue to push their sole legislative accomplishment, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, as a game-changer for average working Americans — but the benefits of that bill appear to be going mostly to the people at the top.

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 August 14 for the primary election and on November 6, 2018 for the general election.

 

Governor

Mahlon Mitchell

 

Lieutenant Governor

CANVASS SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 4

Milwaukee Canvass

Location: WI AFL-CIO, 6333 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee

Time: 10am – 1pm

 

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is releasing its 2017-2018 Voting Record for the Wisconsin State Legislature. The voting record serves as a resource to talk with union members and educate all working families on how our elected representatives voted on working-class issues.

With union roots, Barnes best understands issues facing working Wisconsinites

 

APRIL, 26, MILWAUKEE, WI – Wisconsin working people are proud to support Ironworker Randy Bryce for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. As a union ironworker for 20 years, Randy Bryce knows that everyone who works hard deserves a fair shot at the American Dream.