Wisconsin State AFL-CIO

 

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

The voters have spoken and Joe Biden has won more votes than any presidential candidate in history, including 60 percent of union households.

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement as Wisconsin is called for Biden:

Recent News

The United States has the sad distinction of having the most confirmed coronavirus cases and death in the world, which has kept many schools shuttered for instruction in person. Parents and educators know that our children do best at schools, where they can get support, and they worry that the lack of learning in person has hurt students in need.

Larry Willis’s colleagues liked to joke that he kept a copy of the Railway Labor Act, passed a few years before the Great Depression, under his pillow.

“He loved the wonk,” said his wife, Amy York. “He could explain things in a way that normal people could understand.”

“It’s absolutely essential,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in an interview. “If you tell a worker, ‘Don’t come to work when you’re sick so you don’t spread Covid, but you’re not going to get paid and your family’s not going to eat and you’re not going to pay your rent,’ you’re asking too much of them.”

Read the full article in Politico.

Take Action

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.