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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.

The path to the presidency runs through the labor movement.

Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District is holding a special election on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 to replace former Congressman Sean Duffy who resigned his seat last fall. The seat has gone unfilled since his resignation.

Join the Wisconsin AFL-CIO Virtual Phone Bank at wisaflcio.org/mobilize as we get out the vote for union member Tricia Zunker in Wisconsin's Congressional District 7 special election on Tuesday, May 12.

This Thursday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m., is the deadline to request an absentee mail-in ballot for regular and permanent overseas voters in the May 12 special election in Wisconsin’s Congressional District 7. Request your absentee ballot online at myvote.wi.gov.

The people of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District have been without a representative in Congress for months. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is supporting union member Tricia Zunker (SAG-AFTRA) for the special election on May 12. Zunker will represent all people and work to protect and advance the rights of workers.

Be prepared to vote early or absentee in this coronavirus public health emergency.

Every April 28, the unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day, a day to honor workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job.

Last Minute, Unannounced Amendment in COVID-19 bill by Wisconsin Republicans Leaves Frontline Workers Exposed and Ineligible for Worker’s Compensation

 April 24, 2020, MILWAUKEE, WI – The following is a statement from Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale, co-chair of Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council:

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is proud to support Tricia Zunker, SAG-AFTRA union member, in the 7th Congressional District special election scheduled for May 12, 2020. Zunker is running to fill an open seat currently left vacant with the resignation of former Congressman Sean Duffy.

Those we elect to public office have a duty to look beyond what might be immediately popular to what is genuinely in the public interest. Republican leaders in the Wisconsin legislature are failing this critical leadership test badly.