Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

 

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

Congratulations to Justice Jill Karofsky who was been elected by the people of Wisconsin to a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

As part of the Workers First Week of Action, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is unveiling one of our ongoing initiatives to keep workers safe on the job and in the community…the Union Mask Brig

We are collecting stories about how COVID-19 has impacted Wisconsin workplaces.

Recent News

The following is a statement from Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on the Coronavirus and Wisconsin workers:

(MILWAUKEE, WI, MARCH 12, 2020, 11:45 AM) -- Today, Governor Evers has called for a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus. We have directly communicated with the Governor’s Office and let him know that the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO and the entire labor movement stands ready to respond and assist to this emergency in any way possible.

More than three years after taking office, the administration has never filled the job running the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is charged with enforcing workplace safety laws. The $560 million-a-year agency, whose estimated 2,000 inspectors performed 32,020 on-site inspections in 2018, spent months not doing any in-person inspections related to coronavirus, other than in hospitals, said Rebecca Reindel, director of occupational safety and health for the AFL-CIO.

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Share your experience. How has COVID-19 affected you? What you are seeing in your own workplace or places you are a customer or patron? Are you being asked to work without proper PPE or social distance in the workplace?

Every essential worker, whether on the front lines, working with the public, or simply working closely with coworkers, must have personal protective equipment, thoroughly cleaned and sanitized workplaces and social distance from one another to save their own lives and the lives of all Americans.