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Over the past few months, President Donald Trump’s performance has been both unprecedented and unpresidential.

Save the Date: Our next Labor 2020 Rally is this Saturday, October 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We will kick things off with guest speakers, and then call out the union vote for #BidenHarris2020. 

Let us know you can make it on October 31. RSVP today at wisaflcio.org/mobilize.

On October 24, 2020, after a weeklong strike, IAMAW Local 1855 union members employed at AstenJohnson in Appleton overwhelmingly accepted a greatly improved contract offer. This offer includes locking in insurance plan design and premiums for the next two years among other positive changes.

We are excited to announce that Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes will be joining us for our Labor 2020 rally and phone bank on Saturday, October 24 at 12:00 p.m. Senator Duckworth is a retired Army National Guard lieutenant colonel and combat veteran of the Iraq War where she served as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot. Representing our neighbor state of Illinois, she fights for Illinois workers and all working families in the U.S.

Join fellow union members this Saturday, October 24, at noon for a Labor 2020 virtual rally and phone bank to get out the union vote. RSVP at wisaflcio.org/mobilize. We will have a great lineup of speakers, provide a brief training on how to use our virtual phone bank from the convenience of your home or office, and then call union households to help voters safely cast their vote this fall for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and all our union-endorsed candidates down the ballot.

On October 16, 2020, eighty-nine members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) Local 1855 went on strike at AstenJohnson in Appleton for a fair contract. Workers of IAMAW Local 1855 at AstenJohnson make specialty fabric for the paper industry. IAMAW Local 1855 members rejected company contract proposals on Oct. 14 and Sept. 30.

Wisconsin Labor History Essay contest offers chance for students to learn about state’s labor history

Union members can encourage high school students to learn more about labor by participating in the Labor History Essay contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Labor History Society.