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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.

MARCH 12, 2020 -- In light of the developments surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the public health emergency in Wisconsin, we will be temporarily shifting away from in-person phone banks and door-to-door operations. Instead, we will be conducting virtual phone banks in addition to our traditional communication tools to reach union members regarding the upcoming Spring Election on April 7, 2020.

Check out this great story of SMART Local 18 union members giving back to the local community. Originally posted on the WI AFL-CIO Blog. 

Statement by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on the Molson Coors Miller Brewery Tragedy

Today’s workplace shooting at Miller Coors Brewery is a terrible tragedy and our hearts are heavy with sorrow for all the workers and their families impacted by this senseless act of violence.

Every working man and woman who goes into work each day should be able to go home to their loved ones and their family members at the end of each and every shift, safe and sound.

The USPS Fairness Act passed the House on February 5 with two thirds majority support at 309-106. The fight now turns to the Senate. 

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement announcing the Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsement of Judge Jill Karofsky for the Wisconsin Supreme Court general election on April 7, 2020.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsement of Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice in the spring general election on April 7, 2020.

Click here to get involved with our Labor 2020 voter outreach program to elect our next Supreme Court Justice and local labor endorsed candidates throughout the state.

Zunker will stand up for the rights of working people in Wisconsin

Statement by Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale announcing the endorsement of Tricia Zunker for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District in the May 12, 2020 general special election. Zunker is running to fill an open seat left vacant with the resignation of former Congressman Sean Duffy.

President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its entirety by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for veterans, Mr.