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The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO is kicking off its voter contact, education and mobilization efforts for the November 4 Election this Saturday, August 2. If we want to combat income inequality, restore worker rights and fair pay for all workers, we need to participate in our democracy and get to work now!

On Saturday, August 2, union members can stop in and volunteer at one of the locations listed. If you can't make it Saturday, contact the Service Area Organizer listed for how you can get involved.

When Perla Balli she heard the news that the T-Mobile call center where she worked in Brownsville, Texas, was about to close because T-Mobile was shipping 3,300 jobs from that location and from six other U.S. call centers overseas, she said: House and car payments, tuition for my oldest son’s college education and the expenses of caring for five children were the first things that came to my mind. No American worker should have to worry that their job will be taken from them unceremoniously and given to someone else. Read more >>>

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a statement today proclaiming the federation's support for an executive order issued by President Obama protecting federal employees and employees of federal contractors against discrimination based on gender identity. Trumka said: Working people believe in equality and fairness. That’s why we are happy to stand with President Obama in supporting protections for workers who are discriminated against on the basis of gender identity. Read more >>>

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Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
Twenty-Eighth Biennial Convention
La Crosse · September 22-24, 2014

 

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Here's a list of Wisconsin Senate and Assembly members along with their contact information.

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The Wisconsin State Legislature link connects to the home pages of Wisconsin's legislators, bill tracking, statutes and constitution, support agencies, general information, and other legislative links.

(April 2, 2014) – After a collaborative and democratic process involving workers and leaders across the state, the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor in the 2014 November election.

Gov. Walker has attacked workers’ wages, protections and collective bargaining rights, dismantled voting rights, enacted hyper-partisan redistricting lines, and failed to create good jobs for hard-working Wisconsinites. Wisconsin ranks an unacceptable 35th in the nation in private sector job creation. In March, Wisconsin ranked #2 in the nation in job losses. It is blatantly clear that Wisconsin needs new leadership to get our economy back on track and put Wisconsinites back to work.  Read more...

The AFL-CIO today issued a report, NAFTA at 20, which summarizes the unfortunate experiences of workers in Mexico, Canada and the United States in the twenty years following passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With the NAFTA model proving to be the template for additional trade deals in the past two decades and the Obama administration negotiating two massive trade deals, this report is particularly timely.

The AFL-CIO’s NAFTA at 20 can be found here

This report demonstrates that the high hopes of NAFTA proponents have not been realized. Instead, Read more...

Dust off those fishing poles and get the kids outside for an exciting morning of catching bluegill and bass!  Free (see details)

When:   Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time:     9:00 to 11:30 AM
Where:  Pettibone Lagoon
               700 Pettibone Drive North
               La Crosse, WI

Volunteers, donations or providing doors prizes are needed to make this day a success.

For details click here or contact Bill Brockmiller, President WW AFL CIO at web4web@charter.net or by phone at 608-386-0753.

Event supported by La Crosse Parks and Recreation
 

The UAW’s 2014 Union-Built Vehicles List features quality, variety and fuel-efficient vehicles along with a number of new additions that represent new jobs for America’s workers.

Click here to print the 2014 UAW Union-Built Vehicles List

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