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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:

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.

Join us for this special GOTV rally and phone bank on Saturday, October 17, with special guests Congressman Mark Pocan and Attorney General Josh Kaul. RSVP today at wisaflcio.org/mobilize. Print and share a rally flyer here

Half a century after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, labor advocates say the agency in charge of enforcing the landmark law is failing to protect American workers during the coronavirus pandemic. "We lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to health and safety on the job," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said this week in a conference call. "OSHA has been absent."

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