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

Campaigning for the presidency in 2016, Donald Trump promised that, if he was elected, “American worker[s] will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them.”  Has he kept this promise? When it comes to protecting workers’ health and safety, his administration has been a disaster. Once in office, Trump packed the leadership of U.S.

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.

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is proud to announce our endorsement of Judge Jill Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice in the spring general election on April 7, 2020.

Click here to get involved with our Labor 2020 voter outreach program to elect our next Supreme Court Justice and local labor endorsed candidates throughout the state.

Today, strikes are back—among teachers, hotel workers, auto workers, supermarket employees, and disconsolate Google-ites, among others. (The walkout of roughly 20,00 Google employees, protesting the company’s treatment of sexual harassment, didn’t even make it into the BLS numbers due to the bureau’s definition of what constitutes a work stoppage.) As I write, more than 20,000 workers are preparing to take a strike vote at Safeway markets in the D.C.–Maryland area.

Zunker will stand up for the rights of working people in Wisconsin

Statement by Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale announcing the endorsement of Tricia Zunker for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District in the May 12, 2020 general special election. Zunker is running to fill an open seat left vacant with the resignation of former Congressman Sean Duffy.

President Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday that includes a familiar list of deep cuts to student loan assistance, affordable housing efforts, food stamps and Medicaid, reflecting Mr. Trump’s election-year effort to continue shrinking the federal safety net. The proposal, which is unlikely to be approved in its entirety by Congress, includes additional spending for the military, national defense and border enforcement, along with money for veterans, Mr.

Union leaders and labor rights advocates applauded the Democrat-controlled U.S. House for passing landmark legislation Thursday night that supporters have called one of the most notable efforts to expand workers' rights in several decades. "Make no mistake, this is the most significant step Congress has taken to strengthen labor laws in the United States in 85 years and a win for workers everywhere," said AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, declaring the measure "the labor movement's number one legislative priority this year."