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If you haven't heard yet, elections are coming, and they're coming fast. Nov. 4 is right around the bend, and if we don't get some help from you, we're never going to win.

Get fired up to vote for candidates who will support working people, not CEOs and corporations, this fall by listening to this song from AFL-CIO's Kirk Brungard (also a member of Electrical Workers [IBEW]). Music is by the infamous Johnny Cash, who was also a card-carrying American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) member.

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In the latest video from the Koch Sisters, Karen and Joyce express their outrage that the Koch Brothers are attacking the minimum wage, saying that billionaires trying to control how much the lowest-paid workers in the country get is "almost evil."

The Senate is poised to vote on the minimum wage this week. Call your senators at 888-492-8867 and tell them to vote "yes" on raising the minimum wage.

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The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO announces endorsements of candidates running for office in Wisconsin in November 2014.

Click here for a list of endorsed candidates

Phil Neuenfeldt President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, said, “Working people in Wisconsin want an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy. Wisconsinites want legislators who will prioritize economic opportunity, and a more stable economy with the creation of good, long-term jobs. Union members from throughout the state are ready to work hard and work together to ensure that working family candidates, and in turn an agenda that puts jobs and workers first, are successful on election day.”
 

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The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO political mobilzation efforts are underway across the state! Union offices are open Saturdays for union member volunteers to stop in, get trained up, andt hit the streets for our democracy now until November 4.

Click here for a list of times and locations where you can stop in to volunteer.  Bring a friend!

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. 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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