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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

After weeks of Republicans refusing to meet, Wisconsin legislators are finally meeting Tuesday, April 14, to debate and pass a comprehensive coronavirus response bill. The federal government is providing financial assistance to states to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. However, Governor Evers must sign a bill by Friday, April 17, in order to take full advantage of the federal funds.

Wisconsin is one of only a few states who have yet to pass any COVID-19 related legislation.

"Once again the CDC is putting profits over people with its latest recommendations that downgrade worker protections at a time when they are needed most," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO.

(Tuesday, April 7, 7:49 P.M. MILWAUKEE, WI) – Statement from Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale on Wisconsin’s April 7, 2020 Spring Election In-Person Vote During COVID-19 Pandemic:

“Today, has been equal parts infuriating and inspiring. No voter should be asked to do what Wisconsin voters are doing today -- in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic. It is the latest shameful example of the Wisconsin Republican Party and their allies in the courts putting naked partisan politics above the public interest.

Polls are now open in Wisconsin until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. 

Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, polling locations may have changed.  

March 27, 2020, 5:18 p.m. -- Wisconsin AFL-CIO Calls on Legislature to Update Election Law for Safe Voting in Coronavirus State of Emergency. Take Action here. 

Much of the American workplace has shut down, sending millions of employees home to wait out the coronavirus pandemic.

On April 7, 2020, hundreds of local and municipal seats, many important referendums, and a statewide seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are up for election. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO has endorsed Judge Jill Karofsky 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 below.