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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.

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Gov. Tony Evers’ first biennial budget address on February 28, 2019.

“Gov. Evers laid out a commonsense, bipartisan budget this evening. Within his budget are many proposals that help working families and strengthen the health and well-being of communities across the state.

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us. From state houses and governors mansions to Capitol Hill, we elected advocates who committed themselves to advancing that cause. That election was defined by a movement of hard working people who stood together to reject the meager crumbs we are being handed and reclaim what is rightfully ours.

If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.6 times greater than the film industry’s record-breaking box office.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsement of Judge Lisa Neubauer for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

"Judge Neubauer will bring a wealth of experience and a demonstrated commitment of fairness to the court," said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. "Every Wisconsinite deserves equal treatment under the law. We can count on Judge Neubauer to responsibly uphold our democratic traditions and principles."

More workers were involved in strikes and other labor disputes in 2018 than at any point in the past three decades, fueled by widespread teacher protests last spring, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department.

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The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Judge Lisa Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Election will take place Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Union families can count on Judge Neubauer to uphold our shared principles of justice and fairness on the Supreme Court.

Mark your calendars now for the 2019 Wisconsin Spring Elections.

I understand why it would be insane to spend even a day without controllers, troops, Transportation Security Administration screeners, Coast Guard officers, FBI and Border Patrol agents and a laundry list of other truly essential workers employed by the federal government. What I don’t understand is why we tolerate a system that lets elected officials fail to do their one real job — funding the government — with no consequences for anyone in power.

Something funny happened on the way to the labor movement’s funeral.