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Working people are being infected at work and dying from COVID-19 in every sector.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is proud to announce the following endorsements for Wisconsin in 2020.

Statement from Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, on Governor Evers' statewide masking order: 

This has been a month like no other in modern American history. We are in a war against an invisible virus that has required most people to stay home to fight it. With each day of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have grown increasingly grateful for things we used to take for granted, like grocery workers, without whom we could not meet our most basic needs. Parents have a new appreciation for how complex and demanding teaching is, and for how teachers are helping their children continue learning, stay engaged and stay safe inside during this uneasy time.

 Below is a list of links for workers in need that may be of help. While certainly not exhaustive, these links may provide some necessary information. The

Filing for Unemployment Insurance

Bald-faced Hutzpah of Republicans to insert CNA Training Hour Reduction Into COVID-19 Relief Package

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale made the following statement as the Wisconsin Legislature takes up the COVID-19 relief bill:

It is vitally important the Wisconsin State Legislature pass legislation to ensure that our workers receive the federal dollars that have been appropriated to help us move forward and through the COVID-19 public health emergency.

After weeks of Republicans refusing to meet, Wisconsin legislators are finally meeting Tuesday, April 14, to debate and pass a comprehensive coronavirus response bill. The federal government is providing financial assistance to states to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. However, Governor Evers must sign a bill by Friday, April 17, in order to take full advantage of the federal funds.

Wisconsin is one of only a few states who have yet to pass any COVID-19 related legislation.

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 officers of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO released the following Election Night statement. 

"Once again the CDC is putting profits over people with its latest recommendations that downgrade worker protections at a time when they are needed most," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

(Tuesday, April 7, 7:49 P.M. MILWAUKEE, WI) – Statement from Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on Wisconsin’s April 7, 2020 Spring Election In-Person Vote During COVID-19 Pandemic:

“Today, has been equal parts infuriating and inspiring. No voter should be asked to do what Wisconsin voters are doing today -- in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic. It is the latest shameful example of the Wisconsin Republican Party and their allies in the courts putting naked partisan politics above the public interest.

Polls are now open in Wisconsin until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. 

Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, polling locations may have changed.