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Despite its setbacks, or perhaps because of them, organized labor has an energy level that AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka says he hasn’t seen before in his 50 years with the movement.

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

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

On April 2, 2019 a host of local and municipal seats, referendums, and a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are up for election. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Judge Lisa Neubauer 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.

Union leaders want Congress to make protections for TPS holders and Dreamers permanent and won’t stop lobbying on their behalf.

More than 30 national unions and labor institutions sent a letter to Washington, D.C., urging Congress to stand by TPSers and Dreamers.

Anthony Ngo, AFSCME Local 2620 member, purchased a new Chevy Volt with the Union Plus Auto Buying program. Because he purchased a union-made green car** he was eligible for additional savings through Union Plus.

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on Gov. Tony Evers’ first biennial budget address on February 28, 2019.

“Gov. Evers laid out a commonsense, bipartisan budget this evening. Within his budget are many proposals that help working families and strengthen the health and well-being of communities across the state.

Last year, in communities all across the country, millions of Americans mobilized and called for an economy that works for all of us. From state houses and governors mansions to Capitol Hill, we elected advocates who committed themselves to advancing that cause. That election was defined by a movement of hard working people who stood together to reject the meager crumbs we are being handed and reclaim what is rightfully ours.

If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.6 times greater than the film industry’s record-breaking box office.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsement of Judge Lisa Neubauer for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

"Judge Neubauer will bring a wealth of experience and a demonstrated commitment of fairness to the court," said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. "Every Wisconsinite deserves equal treatment under the law. We can count on Judge Neubauer to responsibly uphold our democratic traditions and principles."