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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: 

March 27, 2020, 5:18 p.m. -- Wisconsin AFL-CIO Calls on Legislature to Update Election Law for Safe Voting in Coronavirus State of Emergency. Take Action here. 

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

On April 7, 2020, hundreds of local and municipal seats, many important referendums, and a statewide seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are up for election. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Local labor councils have made endorsements around the state.

View our list of union-approved candidates on the ballot this spring below.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO released the following statement on the announcement that Gov. Evers will urge the Wisconsin legislature to repeal the one-week waiting period for workers to collect unemployment and that the Governor intends to issue an executive order tomorrow, March 18, modifying work and work search requirements for those facing unemployment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

With the State of Emergency surrounding COVID-19 Wisconsinites should be prepared to vote In-Person or Early in the Spring Election

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, and to protect the health and safety of our members and our communities, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO has temporarily shifted away from door-to-door canvassing and in-person phone banks. Instead, we will be utilizing virtual phone banks as well as other traditional communication tools to turn out the union vote on April 7.

MARCH 12, 2020 -- In light of the developments surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the public health emergency in Wisconsin, we will be temporarily shifting away from in-person phone banks and door-to-door operations. Instead, we will be conducting virtual phone banks in addition to our traditional communication tools to reach union members regarding the upcoming Spring Election on April 7, 2020.