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

Congratulations to Justice Jill Karofsky who was been elected by the people of Wisconsin to a 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

As part of the Workers First Week of Action, the Wisconsin AFL-CIO is unveiling one of our ongoing initiatives to keep workers safe on the job and in the community…the Union Mask Brig

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.

Check out this great story of SMART Local 18 union members giving back to the local community. Originally posted on the WI AFL-CIO Blog. 

Statement by Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on the Molson Coors Miller Brewery Tragedy

Today’s workplace shooting at Miller Coors Brewery is a terrible tragedy and our hearts are heavy with sorrow for all the workers and their families impacted by this senseless act of violence.

Every working man and woman who goes into work each day should be able to go home to their loved ones and their family members at the end of each and every shift, safe and sound.

The USPS Fairness Act passed the House on February 5 with two thirds majority support at 309-106. The fight now turns to the Senate. 

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement announcing the Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsement of Judge Jill Karofsky for the Wisconsin Supreme Court general election on April 7, 2020.