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

Wisconsin workers feel the momentum brewing for union rights. Today, workers at the Oak Creek Starbucks location filed for a union election with Starbucks Workers United, CMRJB Workers United. Starbucks workers at over 75 stores and counting, in cities and states across the country, have filed for union rights in recent weeks. From New York to Washington, Florida to Oregon, and now Wisconsin, baristas and café workers at Starbucks are coming together in union to negotiate for a better life and a better workplace.

It was deeply disappointing that just days after our nation paid homage to the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, the same senators who praised his name struck down critical legislation that would have strengthened our election systems and ensured every American has the fundamental right to vote.

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement after Senator Ron Johnson confirmed he will not urge Oshkosh Corp. to manufacture the next generation of U.S. postal service trucks in Wisconsin. Manufacturing the new postal service vehicles out-of-state is expected to cost Wisconsin over 1,000 good union jobs:

Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale released the following statement on Governor Evers’ veto of Senate Bill 332, a Republican bill to expand permissible work hours for children as young as 14:

"We are building pathways and support structures to grow a bold, inclusive, and transformative movement — I think that's pretty badass," says Shuler, the first woman elected president of the AFL-CIO in the labor federation's history.

here weren’t many strikes in recent decades in which working people scored big victories, but the 1989 Pittston strike was one. Two years earlier, the Pittston Coal Company, in Pennsylvania, dropped out of a trade group that had negotiated a union contract with the United Mine Workers, and the company demanded cuts to miners’ health benefits.