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(Wisconsin Rapids, September 15, 2021) -- Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsement of Attorney Genera

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the shooting at a Roundy’s distribution facility in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

"When technology comes into a union worksite, we're able to negotiate to get a fair share of the increased productivity and make sure it's healthy and safe — it's called bargaining acquiescence. We bargain to get a fair share for workers. But society as a whole doesn't have that," says Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

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It’s time to make our voices heard for a pro-worker Wisconsin State Budget. Governor Evers’ 2021-23 Budget contains many positives for working families including repealing Wisconsin’s so-called right to work law, restoring collective bargaining rights for public employee frontline workers, restoring prevailing wage laws, and eliminating the prohibition on Project Labor Agreements.

AFL-CIO on Thursday called for the Senate to abolish the filibuster if it prevents Democrats from moving forward with a pro-worker agenda. “For decades, working people have paid the price for corporate-first government,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “Time and again, the Senate’s arcane rules have been used to keep working people from claiming the basic rights and dignities that we’ve earned. The labor group’s executive council wrote in a statement that the House-passed PRO Act gives Senate Republicans the chance to show if they are ready to work for workers.

(March 9, 2021, MILWAUKEE, WI) – Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement as the House passes the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, one of labor’s top priorities to restore fairness to our economy and protect a worker’s right to a union:

"The PRO Act would protect and empower workers to exercise our freedom to organize a bargain," Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, told NPR in a recent interview. "It's a game changer. If you really want to correct inequality in this country — wages and wealth inequality, opportunity and inequality of power — passing the PRO Act is absolutely essential to doing that."

President Biden proved once again he’s a champion of his own workforce. AFGE members asked Biden to revoke a memo former President Trump had issued in January 2020 that gave the secretary of defense, or their designee, the authority to eliminate collective bargaining rights for civilian workers in the Defense Department (DoD). Biden answered the call, revoking Trump’s memo on Feb. 24 of this year.

On Tuesday, April 6, Wisconsinites will head to the polls in the Spring 2021 Election.

On the ballot is a statewide race for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction and many local races. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Jill Underly for Superintendent. Dr. Underly is pro-union, pro-child, pro-family, and pro-public schools. She is committed to ensuring every child no matter their zip code gets a high-quality public education.