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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:

In 2018, women once again came home with over 16% less money in their paychecks. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which means women had to work until April 2—92 days longer—to be paid the same amount as a comparable man in 2018.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Tuesday that President Trump must reopen talks with Canada and Mexico to tighten enforcement provisions in a proposed North American trade deal, casting renewed doubt on prospects for congressional ratification of the accord.

“I’m not anti-union, but I don’t really think we need them, right?” said Double Fine head Tim Schafer while hosting yesterday evening’s Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. “We’re all great here and in this show. No one here is union and...” Then the stage lights went out.

“Oh, right,” said Schafer after the lights went out. “Except for the lighting crew. I forgot they’re all union.”

A four-year fight to expand overtime pay to millions of workers may soon be over. About 1.2 million workers will win and 2.8 million will lose.

The Department of Labor is scaling back an Obama-era rule that would have doubled the maximum salary for a worker to qualify for overtime pay, according to a proposed rule the agency sent to the Office of the Federal Register for public review.

The history of “direct actions” by workers, such as strikes, mass rallies and sit-downs, will be discussed at the 38th Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society to be held Saturday, April 13, in Madison.

Entitled “How Labor Can Win Again: ‘Direct Action’ Strategies of history offer promise for the future,” the conference will be held at the Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., with registration at 8:30 a.m.  The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Feb. 15, just days after massive layoffs at Activision Blizzard, the AFL-CIO issued a powerful public statement of support to game developers in the United States. Its message, published in an open letter at Kotaku, was both simple and profound.

Black leaders, activists, and organizers formed the backbone of the U.S. labor movement. Even when the forces of structural racism and segregation sought to stifle their contributions, their resolve to fight for workers’ rights alongside the cause of civil rights remained unshakable. Black women, in particular, have played an enormous role in the movement’s legacy and development.

Come help us elect pro-worker candidaets up and down the ballot by making phone calls and grabbing a walk packet to canvass. 

Milwaukee

Contact:  Jason Miller- 412-596-2317,  [email protected]

Canvassing - Milwaukee Area Labor Council, 633 S. Hawley Rd. Milwaukee

            Saturdays:  10:00 a.m.

            March 16, 23, 30 and April 2