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

(February 16, 2021, MILWAUKEE, WI) – Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Governor Tony Evers’ 2021-2023 Biennial Budget Address:

Bringing our nation’s labor laws into 21st century is a long overdue step to grow wages, spur economic growth, and respect worker rights

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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“The AFL-CIO is joining this lawsuit to force the Trump administration to do what it should have done months ago — protect American workers by dramatically increasing the supply of the PPE they need to work safely during this pandemic,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in a news release. “The failure to do so is immoral and inexcusable, and we demand action now.

Read the full article in Mass Device.