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Wisconsin AFL-CIO Stands in Solidarity with SMART Local 565 workers at Trachte Building Systems in Sun Prairie

Wisconsin AFL-CIO Stands in Solidarity with UAW Workers on Strike at CNHi

On April 28 unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to Honor All Workers Killed and Injured on the Job and to Pledge to Continue the Fight for Saf

“We’re at a crossroads. Inaction will only worsen the suffering that working people have weathered over the past year,” said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. “But if we commit to rebuilding our communities on an unprecedented scale, we can get through this crisis stronger than before.”

Read the full article in The Los Angeles Times.

 Wisconsin AFL-CIO Endorses Jill Underly for State Superintendent

(MILWAUKEE, WI, March 2, 2021) –Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement announcing the endorsement of Jill Underly for State Superintendent:

 Wisconsin AFL-CIO Endorses Jill Underly for State Superintendent

(MILWAUKEE, WI, March 2, 2021) –Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement announcing the endorsement of Jill Underly for State Superintendent:

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is using the president’s new message to advocate for the swift passage of Democrats’ Protecting the Right to Organize Act. If passed, the measure would be the first bill to overhaul labor rights since the Taft-Hartley amendments of 1947 to the National Labor Relations Act, which outlawed some organizing tactics and allowed states to enact right-to-work laws. The new bill, among other things, would extend collective bargaining rights to gig workers, overturn state right to work laws, and allow the federal labor board to levy penalties against companies who violate federal labor law. Biden, Trumka wrote in a Monday statement, “has proven he’s willing to speak out and stand with us. Now it’s time to follow words with action.”

Read the full article in Politico.

In a statement last night, President Biden issued an unprecedented call to action for working people across the country to exercise our right to form unions. “Unions lift up workers, both union and non-union, but especially Black and Brown workers. I made it clear—I made it clear when I was running—that my administration’s policy would be to support unions organizing and the right to collectively bargain. I am keeping that promise,” Biden said plainly.

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the RWDSU, thanked Biden for his support of the organizing drive. He said in statement, "As President Biden points out, the best way for working people to protect themselves and their families is by organizing into unions. And that is why so many working women and men are fighting for a union at the Amazon facility in Bessemer, Alabama." Appelbaum told NPR in January that the Bessemer warehouse workers wanted to join a union over concerns with grueling productivity quotas and wanted more input on workplace policies.

This afternoon, leaders of the labor movement gathered at the White House to meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris about our shared goal of revitalizing America’s infrastructure.