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Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

The history of “direct actions” by workers, such as strikes, mass rallies and sit-downs, will be discussed at the 38th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society to be held Saturday, April 13, in Madison.

Entitled “How Labor Can Win Again: ‘Direct Action’ Strategies of history offer promise for the future,” the conference will be held at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., with registration at 8:30 a.m.  The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

Come help us elect pro-worker candidaets up and down the ballot by making phone calls and grabbing a walk packet to canvass. 

Milwaukee

Contact:  Jason Miller- 412-596-2317,  [email protected]

Canvassing - Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Rd. Milwaukee

            Saturdays:  10:00 a.m.

            March 16, 23, 30 and April 2

On April 2, 2019 a host of local and municipal seats, referendums, and a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are up for election. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Judge Lisa Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Local labor councils have made endorsements around the state.

View our list of union-approved candidates on the ballot this Spring.

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.

Anthony Ngo, AFSCME Local 2620 member, purchased a new Chevy Volt with the Union Plus Auto Buying program. Because he purchased a union-made green car** he was eligible for additional savings through Union Plus.