Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

 

Working people are being infected at work and dying from COVID-19 in every sector.

(February 16, 2021, MILWAUKEE, WI) – Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Governor Tony Evers’ 2021-2023 Biennial Budget Address:

Bringing our nation’s labor laws into 21st century is a long overdue step to grow wages, spur economic growth, and respect worker rights

John Sweeney, who led an era of transformative change in America’s labor movement, passed away Feb. 1 at the age of 86.

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This afternoon, leaders of the labor movement gathered at the White House to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris about our shared goal of revitalizing America’s infrastructure.

United Steelworkers (USW) member Jessica Hartung has a lot on her shoulders, but her load has been lightened by one thing in particular—her debt-free college degree. “I’m a single mom, with an autistic son. I have a full-time job, and COVID-19 has changed so much stuff,” said Hartung (not pictured). Despite her range of nonstop responsibilities, it has always been important to her to finish her college degree. For her, the most significant obstacle was the cost.

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Working people need laws that protect our rights to organize, keep us safe at work, and advance racial and economic justice. Tell our elected leaders to pass laws that put working people first.

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