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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:

Working families deserve a leader who will focus on “we, the people,” not just on the person they see in the mirror. Only Vice President Joe Biden can be that president. I’ve known Joe for 40 years. He loves his family, loves working people and loves our country. His “Made in America” plan will revitalize America's manufacturing in a way Trump never could. Biden doesn’t only have the best plan to beat the virus and help workers recover financially—he is the only candidate for president with a plan at all. And with a Biden administration, we’ll finally pass the PRO Act, allowing workers to join a union freely and fairly.

America’s labor movement is determined and prepared to defend our democracy. We are confident that in the days to come, voters will freely exercise our democratic right to have our voices heard and our votes counted using the process we have relied on for 200 years. A legitimate election is one in which everyone eligible to vote can do so, every ballot cast is counted, and the voters decide our next leaders.

The labor movement stands ready to ensure that everyone who can vote, does, and that every vote is counted. In Wisconsin:

Join our Labor 2020 rally this Saturday, October 31, at noon with special guests Governor Tony EversU.S. Representative Gwen Moore, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, and WI AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale. We are getting out the union vote for Biden and Harris all weekend long!

The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that if your absentee ballot is not received by your municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, your vote will not count.

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.